I meant to get this out on September 10. But then, life, in this case, literally intervened in the best way possible. Our second child arrived that day--pink, red-haired, and strong-willed, just like baby sister (and her dad and mom, too). It's been a year (and then some) since Race and the Making of the Mormon [...]
I had a blast talking about Race and the Making of the Mormon People with KUER's great Doug Frabrizio. This is a powerful time to be engaged in this work. But as I told Doug, and as I've said many times before, my work as a historian is circumscribed and limited. I look to the words and [...]
Here is the letter I delivered to my RELG 150 students today, the last day of class. Dear Students of “To Be Religious and Modern": First, thank you again for taking this journey with me these last few months. As our “temporary community” meets for the last time, I want to do some reflecting about [...]
I had the great pleasure of speaking with Andrea L. Turpin at Religion in American History, about Race and the Making of the Mormon People. Here is a bit of it. AT: What led you to write Race and the Making of the Mormon People? MPM: I’ve shared a bit of my professional and confessional history elsewhere. Let [...]
It was a great honor to have Juvenile Instructor do a roundtable on Race and the Making of the Mormon People. Below is the beginning of my response. Each of the roundtable’s comments/critiques focuses on one or both of two of the major interventions of my book: the first is to theorize “whiteness” and “race” more [...]
I had the great pleasure of speaking to Reading Religion's Assistant Editor, Kirsten Boles at last year's AAR about Race and the Making of the Mormon People. Here's a taste! The Book of Mormon was published in 1830, a time in United States history replete with racial struggles and negotiations. In such an environment, this new “gospel [...]
I had the pleasure of speaking with Mark Brodie at KJZZ (Phoenix's NPR affiliate) about Romney's senate campaign. Listen here!