- First Name
- Middle Name/M.I.
- Last Name
- United States
- Media Availability
- Categories of Difference
- Visiting Research Professor
- Institutional Affiliation
- Claremont Graduate University
- Highest Degree Relevant to Mormon Studies
- Discipline of Degree
- Biographical Sketch
I hold a PhD in religion with a focus on women’s studies in religion, and I am currently a visiting research professor at Claremont Graduate University. My areas of interest revolve around the intersections of Mormon and feminist theology, the study of contemporary Mormon women’s communities, and feminist ethics. My current research examines the experiences, thoughts and perspectives of women of color in Botswana, Mexico, and the U.S.
Mormon Studies Expertise
- Methods/ Approaches
- Ethnography, Gender Studies, Oral History, Religious Studies, Theology
- Chronological Focus
- 20th century, 21st century
- Geographic Focus
- Africa, United States and/or Canada, Latin America and/or Caribbean
- Research Topics
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Colonialism/imperialism, Ethics, Family structure, Gender/Femininity/Masculinity/Sexuality, Globalization, Race/Ethnicity, Theology, Women's History
- Key Words
- ethnography, oral history, agency, gender, Mormon women
“Saying Goodbye to the Final Say: The Softening and Reimagining of Mormon Male Headship Ideologies,” in Patrick Mason and John Turner, eds., Out of Obscurity: Mormonism Since 1945 (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016).
“The Mormon Conception of Women’s Nature and Role,” Feminist Theology 22(2) 2014: 186-202.
“From Here to Eternity: Women’s Bodies, Women’s Destinies in the Theology of Janice Allred,” Element 5 (2) 2009: 1-15
“Mormon Feminist Blogs and Heavenly Mother: Spaces for Ambivalence and Innovation in Practice and Theology,” in Gina Messina-Dysert, ed., Feminism and Religion in the 21st Century: Utilizing Technology to Expand Borders (Routledge, 2014).