- First Name
- Middle Name/M.I.
- Last Name
- United States
- Media Availability
- Categories of Difference
- Assistant Professor
- Institutional Affiliation
- University of the Pacific
- Highest Degree Relevant to Mormon Studies
- Discipline of Degree
- Women's Studies in Religion
- Biographical Sketch
I hold a PhD from Claremont Graduate University in Women’s Studies in Religion. I am drawn to intellectual conversations that center around issues of gender, religion and social justice. My current research examines reconciliation after national conflict and how this influences women’s religious commitments. I focus on Protestant, Mormon and Muslim women. I also appreciate the intersection of feminist theory, religion and ethics. Previously, I have published on masculinity in the early LDS church, the feminist theoretical category of agency and Mormon Studies in Africa.
Mormon Studies Expertise
- Methods/ Approaches
- Ethnography, Gender Studies, History, Oral History, Religious Studies, Theology
- Chronological Focus
- 19th century, 20th century, 21st century
- Geographic Focus
- Africa, United States and/or Canada
- Research Topics
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Colonialism/imperialism, Ethics, Family structure, Gender/Femininity/Masculinity/Sexuality, Globalization, Motherhood, Philosophy, Social Justice, Theology, Women's History
- Key Words
- ethnography masculinity conflict reconciliation agency
“Mormon Studies in Africa,” in Mormon Studies Review, 2018, volume 5 (forthcoming December 2018).
“Kate Holbrook and Matthew Bowman, eds., Women and Mormonism: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives,” reviewed by Amy Hoyt in Mormon Studies Review, 2017, volume 4, p. 108-113.
“Mormon Masculinity: Changing Gender Expectations in the Era of Transition from Polygamy to Monogamy, 1890– 1920” (co-authored with Sara M. Patterson) Gender & History 23:1 (April 2011), 72–91.
“Reconceptualizing Agency” in Element: a Journal of Mormon Philosophy and Theology, 4:2, fall 2008.
“Beyond the Victim/Empowerment Paradigm: The Gendered Cosmology of Mormon Women” Feminist Theology, 16:1, 2007.