Meet the Expert

The Basics

First Name
Middle Name/M.I.
Last Name

Professional Information

Categories of Difference
Research Associate
Institutional Affiliation
Neal A. Maxwell Institute, Brigham Young University
Discipline of Degree
American History, Theology
Biographical Sketch

I have master’s degrees in American History and Theology from Brigham Young University and Vanderbilt University, respectively, and a doctorate from the University of Leicester in England. I am currently the Laura F. Willes faculty research associate at the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at Brigham Young University. 

Mormon Studies Expertise

Methods/ Approaches
History, Religious Studies, Theology
Chronological Focus
19th century
Geographic Focus
Europe, United States and/or Canada
Research Topics
Anti-Mormonism, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gender/Femininity/Masculinity/Sexuality, Material Culture, Race/Ethnicity, Scripture, Theology, Women's History
Key Words

“Becoming a People of the Books: Toward an Understanding of Early Mormon Converts and the New Word of the Lord,” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies (Summer 2018).

General editor (with co-editors Richard L. Turley Jr. and LaJean Purcell Carruth) of the Mountain Meadows Massacre: Complete Legal Papers (Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2017).

Co-author (with Jennifer Reeder) of The Witness of Women: Firsthand Experiences and Testimonies of the Restoration (SLC: Deseret Book, 2016).

“In Search of Punishment: Mormon Transgressions and the Mountain Meadows Massacre,” PhD Dissertation, School of History, University of Leicester (2014).