Dr. Erica Ferg teaches courses on Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Mediterranean religious history, and religious studies theories and methods. Her doctorate is in the Study of Religion, and her area of specialization is Eastern Mediterranean comparative religious history. Her research focuses onMediterranean comparative religion, comparative linguistics, and archaeology. Prior to academia, Erica was a Persian linguist in the United States Air Force. Erica's first book, Geography, Religion, Gods, and Saints in the Eastern Mediterranean, is scheduled to be published in2019 with Routledge. Erica currently is at work on her second book, entitled Starry Nights: A Celestial History of Religion.