Faculty

Kathleen Flake

Richard Lyman Bushman
Professor of Mormon Studies

Education

Ph.D., University of Chicago

M.A., Catholic University of America

J.D., University of Utah

B.A. Brigham Young University

Research Interests

American Religious History – the adaptive strategies of 19th and 20th century American religious communities and the effect of pluralism on religious identity. Religious Studies – the constructive function of text and ritual in maintaining and adapting the identity and gendered power structures of religious communities. American Legal History – the influence of American law on American religion and the theological tensions inherent in the First Amendment religious clauses.

Core Classes

  • Mormonism and American Culture
  • Church-State Conflict
  • American Religious Innovation
  • Modern American Marriage in Historical Context
  • Religious Liberty in Historical and Theological Perspective
  • America’s Bibles

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K. Mohrman

Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer 
in Mormon Studies

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota
  • M.A., New York University
  • B.A. Smith College

Research Interests

Mormon studies; American and ethnic studies; critical gender and sexuality studies; U.S. history; history of
sexuality; history of capitalism; legal theory and history; popular and visual culture; queer and feminist theory and
politics; critical race theory and queer of color critique.

Courses

  • Mormonism and American Culture
  • Gender, Sexuality, and Politics in the Religious US
  • Religion and Sexuality
  • Race, Religion, and Belonging in the US

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Other American Religious History Faculty

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Matthew Hedstrom

Associate Professor of Religious Studies
and American Studies

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin (American Studies)
  • M.A., University of Texas at Austin (American Studies)
  • B.A., Haverford College (History)

Research Interests

American religion and culture in the late 19th- and 20th centuries; Protestant and post-Protestant religious modernity in the United States; and the history of the book, as it applies to American religious history. Race, religion and psychology, the history of spirituality, mass culture, religious liberalism, cosmopolitanism and internationalism all figure into my research and teaching.

Courses

  • Spirituality in America
  • Historiography of American Religion
  • Introduction to American Studies

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Heather Warren

Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Education

  • PhD, Johns Hopkins University
  • M.A., Johns Hopkins University
  • M.Div., Emory University
  • B.A., University of Oxford
  • B.A., Cornell University

Research Interests

American religious history: the many forms of Protestantism and its relation to American culture since the colonial period; the Christian Realists; cooperation among Protestant and Jewish religious educators in the 1920s; and character in 20th-century, mainline Protestantism.

Courses

  • Religion in American Life and Thought, 1865-Present
  • American Religious Autobiography
  • Introduction to Western Religious Traditions

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