Category Archives: Mormon Studies

Welcome to the University of Illinois Press virtual exhibit for the 2020 American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature conference! While we wish this could be an in-person event, we’re still excited to show you new research in … Continue reading

Welcome to our MHA 2020 virtual exhibit! Even though we are unable to attend MHA in person, we are still excited to share with you our Mormon studies related content. Take a look at our books, journals, interviews, blog posts, … Continue reading

The following is a guest post from Christine Talbot, author of A Foreign Kingdom: Mormons and Polygamy in American Political Culture, 1852-1890. This June, we are offering a free ebook copy of her book. See the bottom of the post … Continue reading

In June’s free ebook, join Christine Talbot as she explores how Mormon plural marriage generated decades of cultural and political conflict over competing definitions of legitimate marriage and family structure in A Foreign Kingdom. In 1852-1890, polygamy put Mormonism at … Continue reading

Jake Johnson is an assistant professor of musicology in the Wanda L. Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University. He recently answered some questions about his new book, Mormons, Musical Theater, and Belonging in America. Q: Why did you decide to … Continue reading

Coming in July 2019, Mormons, Musical Theater, and Belonging in America by Jake Johnson merges the study of belonging in America with scholarship on voice and popular music to explore the surprising yet profound link between two quintessentially American institutions. Watch … Continue reading

The University of Illinois Press is pleased to announce the appointment of Quincy D. Newell, associate professor of religious studies at Hamilton College, and Benjamin E. Park, assistant professor of history at Sam Houston State University, as co-editors of Mormon … Continue reading