My research falls at the intersections of gender, sexuality, and religion. My previous work investigated the ways in which men who pledge sexual abstinence until marriage grapple with understandings of their masculinity in light of a seemingly unmasculine decision. Currently, I am conducting research on the ways in which the evangelical mega-church, as an institution, understands and regulates discourses around gender, sexuality, and marriage. I am also working with CJ Pascoe, at the University of Oregon, on a project calling for a re-theorizing of homophobia through research on the epithet "no homo."