Monographs and Edited Volumes
In Press: A Diagram for Fire: American Charismatic Religion and the Contemporary Miraculous. University of California Press.
Under Contract: Handbook for the Anthropology of Christianity. Co-editors Joel Robbins, Naomi Haynes, and Tom Boylston. University of California Press.
Peer Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters
In press: “‘The Lord Says You Speak as Harlots’: Affect, Affectus, and Affectio.” In Yelle, Robert, Christopher Lerich, and Courtney Handman, eds. Language and Religion. Berlin: De Gruyters.
In press: “The Ancient-Future Time Crystal: On the Temporality of Emerging Christianity.” (co-Authored with James Bielo). In April Stace and Mike Clawson, eds., Crossing Boundaries, Redefining Faith: Interdisciplinary Perspective on the Emerging Church. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock.
In press: “Anthropology, Theology, and the Challenge of Immanence.” In J. Derrick Lemons, ed., Theologically Engaged Anthropology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
In press: “Virtual Religion.” In Oxford Handbook of the Anthropology of Religion, edited by Simon Coleman and Joel Robbins.
In press: “’Religion’ after Religion, ‘Ritual’ after Ritual.” In Companion to Contemporary Anthropology, Simon Coleman and Sue Hyatt, eds., Routledge Press.
In press: “Christianity.” Entry in International Encyclopedia of Anthropology, edited by Hillary Callan. Wiley-Blackwell.
2016 “Apocalyptic diversity, demonic anthropology, and the Evangelical Ēthnos: Modes of imagining alterity among American Charismatic Evangelicals.” In North American Dialogue 19(2):85-101.
2016 “Descending Beneath Our Christian/Secular Divide,” a contribution to “An Author Meets His Critics: Faith in Anthropology: A Symposium on Timothy Larsen’s The Slain God” The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology 34(2):140-152 (with Timothy Larsen, Brian Howell, Derrick Lemons, James Bielo, and Tanya Luhrmann).
2016 “Protestant Language, Christian Problems, and Religious Realism” Suomen Antropologi: Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society 40(4):37-42 (lead article in a forum entitled “Is there such a thing as Religious Language? Is there such a thing as Religion?”).
2016 “Ethnography at its edges: The Insistence of Religion” American Ethnologist 43(2):369-373. (Long-form essay on Janice Boddy and Michael Lambek, A Companion to the Anthropology of Religion).
2016 “Apostolic Networks in the Third Wave of the Spirit: John Wimber and the Vineyard.” Pneuma 38(1):23-32.
2015 “Affect: Intensities and Energies in the Charismatic Language, Embodiment, and Genre of a North American Movement.” In The Anthropology of Global Pentecostalism and Evangelicalism, Simon Coleman and Rosalind Hackett, eds., New York: New York University Press.
2015 “The Third Wave and The Third World: C. Peter Wagner, John Wimber, and the Pedagogy of Global Renewal in the Late Twentieth Century.” Pneuma 37(2):177-200.
2015 “Special Section Introduction: What is an individual? The view from Christianity.” (co-authored with Girish Daswani) Hau: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 5 (1): 271–294. Part of a Special Section “The anthropology of personhood, redux: Views from Christianity,” Jon Bialecki and Girish Daswani, special editors.
2015 “The Judgment of God and the Non-elephantine Zoo: Christian Dividualism, Individualism, and Ethical Freedom After the Mosko-Robbins Debate.” AnthroCyBib Occasional Paper Series http://www.blogs.hss.ed.ac.uk/anthrocybib/2015/03/17/occasional-paper-bialecki-the-judgment-of-god-and-the-non-elephantine-zoo/
2014 “Diagramming the Will: Ethics and Prayer, Text and Politics.” Ethnos. DOI: 10.1080/00141844.2014.986151 [Early on-line release]
2014 “After the Denominozoic: evolution, differentiation, denominationalism.” Current Anthropology 55(S10): S193-S204.
2014 “Does God Exist in Methodological Atheism? On Tanya Lurhmann’s When God Talks Back and Bruno Latour.” The Journal of the Anthropology of Consciousness 25(1):32-52.
2012 “Virtual Christianity in an age of Nominalist Anthropology.” Anthropological Theory 12(3):295–319.
2011 “Introduction.” (Lead author; co-author Eric Hoenes del Pinal). Anthropological Quarterly 84(3):575-593. Part of a special issue “Beyond Logos, Extensions of the Language Ideology Paradigm in the Study of Global Christianity(-ies),” E. Hoenes del Pinal and J. Bialecki, special editors.
2011 “No Caller I.D. for the Soul – demonization, charisms, and the unstable subject of Protestant language ideology.” Anthropological Quarterly 84(3):679-703. Part of a special issue “Beyond Logos: Extensions of the Language Ideology Paradigm in the Study of Global Christianity(-ies),” E. Hoenes del Pinal and J. Bialecki, special editors.
2011 “Quiet Deliverances” in Practicing The Faith: The Ritual Life of Pentecostal-Charismatic Christians (edited by Martin Linderhart). Oxford: Berghan Press, pp. 249-276.
2010 “Angels and Grass: Church, Revival, and the Neo-Pauline Turn.” South Atlantic Quarterly 109(4):695-717.
2009 “The Bones Restored to Life: Dialogue and Dissemination in the Vineyard’s Dialectic of Text and Presence” in The Social Life of Scriptures: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Biblicism (edited by James Bielo). New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, pp. 136-156.
2009 “Disjuncture, Continental Philosophy’s New ‘Political Paul,’ and the Question of Progressive Christianity in a Southern Californian Third Wave Church.” American Ethnologist 36(1):110-123.
2008 “The Anthropology of Christianity.” (Lead author; co-authors Naomi Haynes and Joel Robbins). Religion Compass 2(6): 1139-1158.
2008 “Between Stewardship and Sacrifice: Agency and Economy in a Southern California Charismatic Church.” Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (N.S.) 14(2): 372-390.
2015 (co-edited with Girish Daswani) Special Section “The anthropology of personhood, redux: Views from Christianity,” Hau: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 5(1).
2011 (co-edited with Eric Hoenes del Pinal) Special issue “Beyond Logos: Extensions of the Language Ideology Paradigm in the Study of Global Christianity(-ies),” Anthropological Quarterly 84(3).
2016 Review of Webb Keane, Ethical Life: Its Natural and Social Histories. In Marginalia Review of Books (an LA Review of Books Portal). http://marginalia.lareviewofbooks.org/genealogy-ethical-life-jon-bialecki/
2015 Review of Talal Asad, Wendy Brown, Judith Butler, Saba Mahmood, Is Critique Secular? (2nd Edition). In Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 21(1):202-205.
2014 Review of Daniel Colucciello Barber, Deleuze and the Naming of God: Post-Secularism and the Future of Immanence and F. LeRon Shults Iconoclastic Theology: Gilles Deleuze and the Secretion of Atheism. In Religion in Society: Advances in Research 5:261-267.
2014 Review of Brent Nongbri, Before Religion: History of a Modern Concept. In AnthroCyBib: The Anthropology of Christianity Bibliographic Blog http://anthrocybib.net/2014/03/06/ending-a-conversation-with-system-r-book-review-of-nongbris-before-religion/
2013 Review of Daniel Colucciello Barber, On Diaspora: Christianity, Religion, and Secularity. In AnthroCyBib: The Anthropology of Christianity Bibliographic Blog http://anthrocybib.net/2013/03/20/against-heresiologies-book-review-of-barbers-on-diaspora-christianity-religion-and-secularity/
Book and Media Reviews
In press: Review of Kevin Lewis O’Neill, Secure the Soul: Christian Piety and Gang Prevention in Guatemala. In Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.
2016 Review of Anna Strhan, Aliens & Strangers? The Struggle for Coherence in the Everyday Lives of Evangelicals. In Theology 119(4):281-282.
2016 Review of Matthew Tomlinson, Ritual Textuality: Patterns and Motion in Performance. In Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft 10(2):242-244.
2016 Review of Talena Sanders, Liahona. In AnthroCyBib: The Anthropology of Christianity Bibliographic Blog http://www.blogs.hss.ed.ac.uk/anthrocybib/2016/01/19/liahona-film-review/
2014 Review of Alice Beck Kehow, Militant Christianity. In Religion in Society 4:221-223.
2014 Review of Liana Chua, The Christianity of Culture. In Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 20(1):160-161.
2013 Review of T.M. Luhrmann, When God Talks back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God. In Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft 8(2):204-209.
2012 Review of James Faubion, An Anthropology of Ethics. In Soumen Anthropologi: The Finnish Journal of Anthropology 37(1):54-55.
2012 Review of Omri Elisha, Moral Ambition: Mobilization and Outreach in Evangelical Megachurches. In Anthropological Quarterly 85(3):973-978.
2011 Review of Jarrett Zigon, HIV Is God’s Blessing: Rehabilitating Morality in Neoliberal Russia. In Soumen Anthropologi: The Finnish Journal of Anthropology 36(3):82-83.
2009 Review of Brian Howell, Christianity in the Local Context. In Anthropology News 50(4):47-48 [As part of the Society for Anthropology of Religion column].
2008 Review of David Smilde, Reason to Believe. H-Pentecostalism, H-Net Reviews, July, 2008. URL:http://www.hnet.org/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=19667121692816.
2006 Review of Vincent Crapanzano, Imaginative Horizons. In Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. 12:687-688.
2014 “A morale booster on careers, job searches, and grants: if you’re doing it right, it hurts!” The Dirt: UCSD Graduate Anthropology Student Newsletter.
2010 “Virtual Christianity,” posted in the Social Science Research Council’s Immanent Frame website on October 29th (http://blogs.ssrc.org/tif/2010/10/29/virtual-christianity/)