Kathleen Flake

KATHLEEN FLAKE {[email protected]} is Richard Lyman Bushman Professor of Mormon Studies at the University of Virginia. She teaches courses in American religious history and in the interaction of American religion and law. Her primary research interests are in the adaptive strategies of American religions and First Amendment questions of church and state. She is the author of The Politics of American Religious Identity: The Seating of Senator Reed Smoot, Mormon Apostle. Her current project is “Mormon Matriarchy: A Study of Gendered Power in Antebellum America.” She has published in several scholarly journals and is on the editorial board of Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation and the Mormon Studies Review.

Smoot in New Light

Articles/Essays – Volume 55, No. 2

The eight essays in this collection describe and interpret the US Senate’s investigation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during the Progressive Era. Nominally an investigative hearing on the election of Utah…

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Mormon Polygamy and the American Constitution: The Mormon Question

Articles/Essays – Volume 36, No. 1

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