Stephen Betts

Doctoral Student

Ph.D. anticipated 2024
M.A. Brigham Young University
B.A. Brigham Young University


Gender and sexuality, secularism, Mormonism

Stephen’s academic background includes training in biblical studies, classical studies, and applied linguistics. His research has engaged inner-biblical allusion in the Greek New Testament, 19th century Mormon biblical hermeneutics, and the interface of oratorical style and the construction of authority in contemporary Latter-day Saint oratory. His current research interests include masculinities, theology of gender, secularism, and Latter-day Saint theology. 

(with Philip L. Barlow) “The Bible and Biblical Scholarship in 20th and 21st Century Mormonism,” in The Bible in Mormonism: A Guidebook to the LDS Scriptural Tradition, Cory Crawford, Eric Eliason, and Taylor G. Petrey, eds. (New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming)