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, [...]
https://www.amazon.com/Everything-Happens-Reason-Other-Loved/dp/0399592067/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1519274687&sr=1-1&keywords=Kate+bowler [I haven’t posted for a while on my reading project… But I’m still reading—more or less on track for the 50 books. More soon (Hi Mom. I know you’re the only one reading this… Mom? Mom?)] Kate— Will you forgive me for addressing this reflection to you directly? I’ve known your scholarship and your [...]
Today in "Exile, Exodus, and Zion," we talked about the rise of Jim Crow and Plessy v. Ferguson. We argued that, as was the case with chattel slavery, Jim Crow--and the legal and extralegal violence that propped it up--were experienced as forms of exile; exile from one's own nation, one's own rights, one's own self. [...]