I am an anthropologist of religion and sexuality.

I am a Title A Research Fellow (JRF) in Anthropology, at Trinity College, Cambridge.

Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Birkbeck, University of London, working on the Wellcome Trust funded project, Hidden Persuaders. This project explored cultural fears about ‘brainwashing’ and mind-control.

My current research explores sexuality and identity in African Christianity.

I completed my doctorate at the University of Oxford in 2020, which was based on ethnographic research amongst Nigerian Pentecostal Christians. My thesis was titled, ‘Sex and the Spirit: Embodiment and Sexual Difference in a Global Deliverance Movement’, and forms the basis of a forthcoming book (Oxford University Press). My other publications can be found here.

I also undertake research on spiritual abuse, especially gay-conversion therapies, child abuse in faith contexts, and abuse resulting from accusations of witchcraft and spirit possession. I work closely with law enforcement, health professionals, safeguarding leads, charities and journalists. If you are interested in finding out more, or collaborating with me, please reach out.