Curriculum Vitae


2015- Ph.D American History, University of Utah
2014 M.A. Religious Studies, University of Virginia
2012 B.A. American Studies, Brigham Young University


2018 “‘A More Powerful Effect Upon the Body’: Early Mormonism’s Theory of Racial Redemption and American Religious Theories of Race,” Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture 87, no. 3 (Fall 2018): 1-29.

2015 “‘Our Religion in Not Hostile to Real Science’: Evolution and Eugenics as Race/Religion Makers in the First Century of Mormonism,” Journal of Mormon History 42, no. 1 (Winter 2016): 1-43.


2018-                 Century of Black Mormons


2018  “Race and Gender,” in Taylor G. Petrey and Amy S. Hoy, eds., Routledge Handbook of Mormonism and Gender, co-authored with Amanda Hendrix-Komoto.

“A Great Many of the Sisters Wept Silently & Seemed to Feel Worse than the Brethren”: Gendered Religion and Religious Disappointment (Under review, Gender & History)


2018  Multibook review in “Racial Formation and Re-formation in Twentieth-Century Civil Rights Movements,” American Quarterly 70, no. 2 (June 2018): 291-300.

2018   We Gather Together: The Religious Right and the Problem of Interfaith Politics, in Mormon Historical Studies 18, no. 2 (Fall 2017).


2018 “Tainted with colored blood’: The LDS Temple Restriction and Gendered Discourses of Race,” American Academy of Religion, Denver, CO, November 2018 (Accepted).

2018   “[I] wished in my anguish that the earth you open and take me’: Polygamy, Gender, and Religious Disappointment,” Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Provo, UT, March 2018.

2018   “Black and White, or Black Over White?: Religio-Racial Definitions of Blackness in the Civil Rights Movement,” American Society of Church History, Washington, D.C., January 2018 (Panel Organizer and Presenter)

2017   “Racialized Masculinities in the American West,” Western History Association, San Diego, CA, November 2017.

2017   “Large Data: Shaping an Architectural History from 70,000 Pieces of Evidence,” Society of Architectural Historians, Glasgow, Scotland, June 7-11, 2017. (Co-authored with Dianne Harris)

2016    “Great and Mighty Ones”: Superchildren and Masculinity in American Religious Discourse, 1852-1912,” American Academy of Religion, San Antonio, TX, November 2016.

2016  “The ‘Evil of Race Suicide Now Sweeping like a Blight’: Eugenics and Racialized Religion in the Progressive Era,” American Society of Church History, Atlanta, GA, January 2016 (Panel Organizer and Presenter).

2015     “Those Days Will Live in my Memory…Because they were Full of Pain’: A Nineteenth-Century Case Study for Religious Disappointment,” Harvard University Program for Science, Religion, and Culture, Cambridge, MA, October 2015.


2018-2019      Regional Development Grant, “Century of Black Mormons,” American                                    Academy of Religion

2017-2019      Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Academic Administration (Fundraising and                                   Development), College of Humanities, University of Utah

2016-2018      Dean L. May Fellowship, History Department, University of Utah

2016                Helen Z. Papanikolas Award for Best Paper on Utah Women’s History, Utah                           State Historical Association

2015                   Best Thesis Award, Mormon History Association


Fall 2018                         Teaching Assistant (American Civilization)

Spring 2017                   Teaching Assistant (American Civilization)

Fall 2016                         Teaching Assistant (American Civilization)

Fall 2015                         Teaching Assistant (American Civilization)

Summer 2015               Adjunct Instructor

General Education

College of Virginia (South Carolina)

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