Meet the Expert

The Basics

First Name
Jessica
Middle Name/M.I.
Last Name
Nelson
City
Salt Lake City
State/Territory/Province
UT
Country

Professional Information

Categories of Difference
Title
Volume Editor
Institutional Affiliation
Joseph Smith Papers, LDS Church History Dept.
Discipline of Degree
History
Biographical Sketch

During my master’s program, I studied race, religion, and politics in the context of the racial priesthood and temple ban in Utah from 1960-1978. I currently work as a volume editor for the Joseph Smith Papers. I look forward to returning to graduate school where I hope to study race, religion, and genealogy in twentieth century America.

Mormon Studies Expertise

Methods/ Approaches
History, Religious Studies
Chronological Focus
19th century, 20th century
Geographic Focus
United States and/or Canada
Research Topics
Politics/Political Issues/Political Engagement, Race/Ethnicity, Women's History
Key Words
Bibliography