Meet the Expert

The Basics

First Name
Middle Name/M.I.
Last Name
GA - Georgia

Professional Information

Categories of Difference
Differently abled (visibly or invisibly), Military veteran
Ph.D Candidate
Institutional Affiliation
Rice University
Discipline of Degree
Biographical Sketch

CarrieAnne Simonini DeLoach is a Ph.D. candidate at Rice University in the History Department. She is in her fifth year and writing her dissertation with the working title: “Forgotten Conflicts: Latter-Saint Gender Relations in the Spanish-American War.” Her research examines how Mormon women navigated the women’s club movement, the deployment-impacted family, church support of the Spanish-American War, and civic identity as Utah engaged in its first military conflict as a state.

CarrieAnne is currently a participant in the Neal L. Maxwell Institute Consultation on Latter-day Saint Women in Historical Perspective. She has taught courses at the collegiate and community college levels as well as served as an editorial assistant at the Journal of Southern History. CarrieAnne received her master’s degree from the University of Central Florida and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton. Before her career in academia, she served as a Medical Service Corps officer in the 101at Airborne Division (Air Assault) in the United States Army.

Mormon Studies Expertise

Methods/ Approaches
Gender Studies, History, Literary Criticism, Sociology
Chronological Focus
19th century, 20th century
Geographic Focus
Pacific Islands, United States and/or Canada
Research Topics
Anti-Mormonism, Biography, Church Membership, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Colonialism/imperialism, Cultural History, Demography, Family structure, Gender/Femininity/Masculinity/Sexuality, Interfaith/Interreligious Relations/Dialogue, Material Culture, Motherhood, Politics/Political Issues/Political Engagement, Social History, Women's History
Key Words
Military History, Spanish-American War, Women's Movements, Clubwomen, digital humanities, social networking, nationalism, civic identity