Kera is a PhD candidate in the Study of Religion at Harvard University. Her research explores how religious practice and moral commitments take shape in a digital age. Her dissertation project looks at a modern-day evangelical women's purity movement, and how members' religious lives, online and offline, reflect their larger pursuit of piety and self-coherence. The project interrogates purity as a spiritual ideal, and proxy of what it means to live a good (i.e., correct) Christian life. It considers how purity functions as a governing principle, and examines how it produces life-ways that are racially, - sexually, - and gender-specific. Her project wrestles with larger questions on how religious lives are imagined and presented online, how new media impacts the way people believe, and how social constructs like race, gender, and sexuality--and the religious commitments tied to them--follow believers into the digital realm. Her time at MIT will be devoted to writing and further developing the dissertation, connecting with colleagues, and thinking about the religious resonances of digital and social media technologies.