New Postdoctoral Fellow
The Neal A. Maxwell Institute is excited to welcome Taunalyn Ford as a postdoctoral fellow. Guided by the Institute’s mission statement, each faculty and staff member at the Maxwell Institute work to “inspire and fortify Latter-day Saints in their testimonies of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and [engage] the world of religious ideas.”
Dr. Ford is a historian of Christianity and Religions of North America who earned her Ph.D. at Claremont Graduate University in 2018. Her dissertation examines the religious lives of Latter-day Saint and Community of Christ members living in India. She has recently been an instructor in Religious Education at BYU, where she taught courses on World Religions, the Doctrine & Covenants, and the Book of Mormon. While at the Maxwell Institute, she will complete her book manuscript on the religious lives of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Community of Christ in India.
Maxwell Institute executive director Spencer Fluhman is excited to welcome Dr. Ford to the Institute. “Dr. Ford is a great scholar with an ambitious and groundbreaking research agenda. She’ll be a marvelous addition to our research community.” Dr. Ford will join the Institute on September 1, 2021.