Meet the Expert

The Basics

First Name
Middle Name/M.I.
Last Name
Salt Lake City
United States

Professional Information

Categories of Difference
Ph.D. Candidate
Institutional Affiliation
University of California, Riverside
Discipline of Degree
Religious Studies
Biographical Sketch
Cristina Rosetti is a doctoral candidate in the department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Riverside. She completed her B.A. in Liberal Studies at California State University, Fullerton and her M.A. in Religious Studies at the UC Riverside. Her dissertation focuses on the the intersection of spirit communication and Mormonism with particular attention on Mormon systems of authority. Much of her centers focuses on Mormon fundamentalism, non-LDS Mormons, and underrepresented Mormon traditions. She has presented her research at regional meetings of the American Academy of Religion and nationally at the Mormon History Association’s annual conference. In 2017, Cristina was awarded the Mormon Studies Fellowship at the University of Utah’s Tanner Humanities Center.

Mormon Studies Expertise

Methods/ Approaches
Anthropology, Ethnography, Ethnohistory, Oral History, Religious Studies
Chronological Focus
21st century
Geographic Focus
United States and/or Canada
Research Topics
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Folklore/Storytelling, Healing, Material Culture, Other Mormon Traditions (AUB/Bickertonite/FLDS/Strangite/etc.), Sociology of Religion, Theology
Key Words
Mormon, Mormonism, LDS, Fundamentalism, non-LDS traditions, polygamy, plural marriage, Spiritualism, spirit communication