JOANNA BROOKS is associate vice president for Faculty Advancement and Student Success at San Diego State University. She is the author of numerous books and articles, most recently Mormonism and White Supremacy with Oxford University Press.
Ceci n’est pas une Mormon Studies Book Peter Coviello, Make Yourselves Gods: Mormons and the Unfinished Business of American Secularism
Articles/Essays – Volume 54, No. 4
When I first sidled up to Make Yourselves Gods, I did so in the spirit of the Mormon Creed: “Mind your own business and let everybody else do likewise” (Trademark: 1842). Yes, I was suspicious.…Read more
A Blessing for Starting Over
Articles/Essays – Volume 53, No. 3
First, bless the burst of anger; its force will get you free. Then, bless the tears that follow; they will provide new sight. Bless your bare feet as you put them on the earth. Run.…Read more
The Possessive Investment in Rightness: White Supremacy and the Mormon Movement
Articles/Essays – Volume 51, No. 3
Dialogue 51.3 (Fall 2018): 45–81
Brooks explains that “Mormons will have to choose to acknowledge the pivotal and pervasive role of white supremacy in the founding of LDS institutions and the growth of the Mormon movement.”
Mormon Feminism: The Next Forty Years
Articles/Essays – Volume 47, No. 4
Dialogue 47.4 (Winter 2014): 167–180
Brooks talks about the period from 1970s Mormon feminism in Boston to the present and imagines what needs to be part of the future. She identifies five areas for Mormon feminism: theology, institutions, racial inclusion, financial independence, and spiritual independence.