Meet the Expert

The Basics

First Name
Shannon
Middle Name/M.I.
Caldwell
Last Name
Montez
City
Reno
State/Territory/Province
Nevada
Country

Professional Information

Categories of Difference
Differently abled (visibly or invisibly)
Title
Scholar
Institutional Affiliation
University of Nevada, Reno
Discipline of Degree
History
Biographical Sketch

My master’s thesis is entitled “The Secret Mormon Meetings of 1922” and examines a critical moment in LDS history when B. H. Roberts showed the leadership problems with the Book of Mormon. He also met with a select group of Mormon intelligentsia to discuss the problems. I profile each member of this Mormon intelligentsia, they combine to provide a fascinating picture of Mormonism in the first half of the 20th century.

Mormon Studies Expertise

Methods/ Approaches
Gender Studies, History, Oral History, Public History, Religious Studies, Rhetoric/Communication, Sociology, Theology
Chronological Focus
20th century
Geographic Focus
United States and/or Canada, Geographic boundaries do not concern me
Research Topics
Church Membership, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Colonialism/imperialism, Community of Christ (formerly Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), Critical Race Studies, Cultural History, Family structure, Folklore/Storytelling, Gender/Femininity/Masculinity/Sexuality, Healing, Material Culture, Motherhood, Other Mormon Traditions (AUB/Bickertonite/FLDS/Strangite/etc.), Race/Ethnicity, Social History, Sociology of Religion, Temples, Theology, Women's History
Key Words
Book of Mormon Intelligentsia B. H. Roberts Religious Studies Race Gender Identity
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