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!
At Slate, I wrote about Mitt Romney's Senate campaign (see an excerpt below. Also you can listen to piece read aloud (!) via Slate's Daily Spoken edition... the reader's mispronouncement of my name can be forgiven in light of the savior of the republic--Bob Mueller's--own failure to pronounce our shared last name). According to many, [...]