Wendy Cadge is a Professor in the Sociology Department at Brandeis University. She teaches and writes about religion in public institutions in the contemporary United States, especially as related to questions of diversity, immigration, sexuality, and healthcare. She is the author of Paging God: Religion in the Halls of Medicine, Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America and is a co-editor of Religion on the Edge: De-Centering and Re-Centering the Sociology of Religion.She is currenty working on a series of projects about religion and spirituality in public institutions including deep-sea port and maritime contexts, airports, and the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. With Boston-based photographer Randall Armor and architectural historian Alice Friedman, she is collaborating on a project about Hidden Sacred Spaces in Boston which builds on earlier work about sacred spaces in public settings. With $4.5M from The John Templeton Foundation, she is collaborating with George Fitchett at Rush University Medical Center on a four year project, "Transforming Chaplaincy: Promoting Research Literacy for Improved Patient Outcomes."