Flood on the Tracks: Living, Dying, and the Nature of Disaster in the Elkhorn River Basin (Texas Tech University Press, 2018)
Inspiration and Innovation: Religion in the American West (Wiley, 2015)
God’s Country, Uncle Sam’s Land: Faith and Conflict in the American West (University of Illinois Press, 2006)
“State Violence and the Un-American West: Mormons, American Indians, and Cults,” in From Jeremiad to Jihad: Religion, Violence, and America (University of California Press, 2012).
“Rock Music and the New West, 1980-2010,” Western Historical Quarterly 42(Spring 2012): 53-71.
“‘That’s Just the American Way’: The Branch Davidian Tragedy and the American West,” Western Historical Quarterly 21(Summer 2001): 179-192.
“Spin Doctors at Santee: What the Dakota Press Said — and Didn’t Say — About the Ghost Dance and Wounded Knee,” Western Historical Quarterly 28(Spring 1997): 45-67.
Editorial board, Western Historical Quarterly, 2012-2014
Editorial board, Plains Histories, a series from Texas Tech University Press
Armitage-Jameson Prize (best book) Committee, Coalition for Western Women’s History, 2013-2015
H. Bailey Carroll Award (best article) Committee, Texas State Historical Association, 2013-2015
Caughey Prize (best book) Committee, Western History Association, 2010-2012
Arrington-Prucha Prize (best article on religious history) Committee, Western History Association, (2001-2003)
Manuscript reviewer, Harvard University Press, University of Nebraska Press, University of Oklahoma Press, University of Illinois Press, Texas Tech University Press, TCU Press, Harcourt Brace, Houghton Mifflin, Bedford/St. Martin’s
Article reviewer, Western Historical Quarterly, Journal of American History, American Indian Culture and Research Journal, Great Plains Research, Journal of the History of Sexuality, Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History