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 on Mediterranean 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, and Sainthood in the Eastern Mediterranean will be published in January 2020 by Routledge. Erica currently is at work on her second book, entitled Starry Nights: A Celestial History of Religion in the Mediterranean.