Research Interests

  • American West
  • Religion
  • Comparative Colonialism
  • Women's Studies


  • Ph.D. History, University of Michigan 2015
  • M.Ed. University of Nevada, Las Vegas 2007
  • B.A. College of Idaho, 2005

Select Publications

  • “Undressing Mahana: The Development of Mormon Modesty Culture and the Display of Polynesian Bodies,” Out of Obscurity: Mormonism after 1945 ed. Patrick Mason and John Turner (Oxford: Oxford University Press, Forthcoming)
  • “‘A Rough Stone’s from Nature’s Quarry’: Mormons, Race, and Interracial Sex in the Pacific World,” Women and the LDS Church ed. Matthew Bowman and Kate Holbrook (Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah Press, Forthcoming)
  • Co-Author, and Managing Editor, National Historic Landmark Nomination, Henry Gerber House, 2014
  • “Forsake thy Father and Mother: Mary Fielding Smith and the Familial Politics of Conversion,” Dialogue, Vol. 45, No. 3 (Fall 2012): 26 – 37.