EDUCATION
Ph.D., History of Christianity and Religions of North America: Claremont Graduate University, 2018
Dissertation: “Conceptualizing Global Religions: An Investigation of Mormonism in India.”
Minor: World Religions

M.A., Humanities Minor: Church History and Doctrine, Brigham Young University, 1995

B.A., History, Brigham Young University, 1990

Book Chapters

“Indian Caste and Gospel Culture,” in Global Mormonism and East Asia ed. Laurie Maffly-Kipp and Melissa Inouye (Forthcoming, University of Illinois Press).

“Dueling Orientalisms: Scottish Missionaries Meet the Mormons in 1850s Western India,” in Missionary Interests: Protestant and Mormon Missions in the 19th and 20th Centuries ed. David Golding and Christopher Cannon Jones (Forthcoming, Cornel University Press).

“Mormon Women’s Oral History: Spinning Strands of Narrative Straw into Archives of Gold,” in Origins and Destinations: Forty Years of Mormon Women’s Histories ed. Sheree Bench and Andrea Radke-Moss (Forthcoming, Greg Kofford Books).

“‘Her Borders Must Be Enlarged’: Evolving Conceptions of Zion,” in Raising the Standard of Truth: Exploring the History and Teachings of the Early Restoration ed. Scott C. Esplin (Provo: BYU Religious Studies Center, 2020).

“A Mormon Pilgrimage to Sikh Sacred Practice Text and Temple,” in Learning From Other Religious Traditions: Leaving Room for Holy Envy ed. Hans Gustafson (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).

“The Internationalization of Mormonism: Indications from India,” in Out of Obscurity: Mormonism Since 1945 ed. Patrick Mason and John Turner (Oxford University Press, August 2016).

“‘Her Borders Must Be Enlarged’: Evolving Conceptions of Zion,” in Foundations of the Restoration: Fulfillment of the Covenant Purposes ed. Craig James Ostler, Michael Hubbard MacKay and Barbara Morgan Gardner (Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2016).

“Belinda Marden Pratt,” in Fearless in the Cause: Remarkable Stories from Women in Church History, edited by Richard E. Turley Jr. and Brittany Chapman (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, April, 2016).

“Shifting Focus to International Mormonism: The LDS Church in India,” in The Worldwide Church: Mormonism as a Global Religion, ed. Michael A. Goodman and Mauro Properzi (Provo: BYU Religious Studies Center, 2016).

“Relief Society: Perspectives from Daughters in My Kingdom,” in Mormon Women Have their Say: Essays from the Claremont Oral History Collection, ed. Claudia Bushman and Caroline Kline (Salt Lake City: Greg Kofford Books, 2013).

‘”The Joy and Peace I Experienced Was Inexpressible’ Belinda Marden Pratt,” in Women of Faith in the Latter Days, vol. 1, ed. Richard E. Turley Jr. and Brittany Chapman (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2011).

Journal and Magazine Articles

“Picturing Pioneers in India,” Ensign July 2020.

“Race and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in India,” with Joe Chelladurai, and Vinna Chintaram, “ Mormon Studies Review 7 (2020): 52-60.

“Studying Sikhs and Meeting Mormons: A Comparative Study of Women in Two of the Newest World Religions,” Sikh Formations: Religion, Culture, Theory (Taylor and Francis, 24 November 2016).

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