Dialogue Podcasts

Dialogue Sunday School #16 w/ Kathryn Shirts

Alma 32-35, July 19, 2020 with Kathryn Shirts Kathryn H. Shirts holds masters degrees from Harvard Graduate School of Education and Harvard Divinity School, where she focused on American Church History.  She has presented at Mormon History Association Conferences, BYU Women’s Conferences, the Church History Symposium, Sunstone, and FairMormon.  She co-authored A Trial Furnace: Southern Utah’s Iron Mission with her late father-in-law, Morris A. Shirts.  Her article Continue Reading »

Dialogue Heritage #7

In the seventh Dialogue Heritage podcast, Editor Taylor Petrey and Art Editor Andi Pitcher Davis consider the Dialogue years of 1995 thru 1999, the years following the September Six and the injunction against symposia.  Could progressives still find a place in the church? Could Dialogue be a home for thoughtful and faithful scholars? Included are many articles about BYU, especially Continue Reading »

Dialogue Book Report #4: Recent books on LGBTQ issues and Mormonism

A conversation between three young LGBTQ scholars about recent scholarly books, memoirs, and fiction on Mormonism and LGBTQ issues. Featuring Jaclyn Foster (University of Utah), Conor Hilton (University of Iowa), and Adam McLain (Harvard University).  Books discussed: Scholarship:  Greg Prince. Gay Rights and the Mormon Church  Taylor G. Petrey. Tabernacles of Clay: Sexuality and Gender in Modern Mormonism  Brenda R. Weber Latter-day Screens: Continue Reading »

Dialogue Sunday School #15 w/ Ignacio Garcia

Ignacio M. Garcia is the Lemuel Hardison Redd Jr. Professor of Western & Latino History at Brigham  Young University. He is the author of 7 books dealing with Chicano/a/Latino/a civil rights and radical politics, several essays on Latino/a Latter-day Saints, and a memoir Chicano While Mormon : Activism, War and Keeping the Faith. He recently ended his term as President of Continue Reading »

Dialogue Sunday School #14 w/ Michalyn Steele

Dialogue Sunday Gospel Study July 5, 2020: Alma 23-29 Professor Michalyn Steele is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and  joined the faculty of BYU Law School in 2014, following two years as a Fellow and a semester as a Distinguished Practitioner in Residence at the Law School. She teaches Civil Rights, Federal Indian Law, and Constitutional Law. Professor Steele worked Continue Reading »

Dialogue Sunday School #13 w/ Blair Hodges

Dialogue Sunday Gospel Study June 28, 2020: Alma 17-22 Blair Hodges is the public communications specialist for the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at Brigham Young University. He hosts the Maxwell Institute Podcast, featuring scholars of religion, scripture, history, and more. He earned a master’s degree in religious studies from Georgetown University. His thesis focused on intellectual disabilities in Mormon thought during Continue Reading »

Dialogue Sunday School #12 w/ Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Dialogue Sunday Gospel Study June 21, 2020: Alma 13-16 Laurel Thatcher Ulrich is 300th Anniversary University Professor emerita at Harvard University. She is probably best known for A Midwife’s Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812, which won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1991. Her latest book, A House Full of Females: Plural Marriage and Continue Reading »

Dialogue Heritage #6

In the sixth Dialogue Heritage podcast, Editor Taylor Petrey and Art Editor Andi Pitcher Davis consider the editorship of Martha Sonntag Bradley and Allen Dale Roberts: 1991 thru 1994. Within this span, Dialogue had some of it’s most controversial content including the Trevor Southey cover featured here as well as articles about sexuality and considering the September Six. Also some Continue Reading »

Dialogue Sunday School #11 w/ Gregory Prince

Dialogue Sunday Gospel Study June 14, 2020: Alma 8-12 Greg Prince is the author of numerous award-winning books and articles, most recently Gay Rights and the Mormon Church (2019). He is President of Soft Cell Biological Research, a St. George, Utah biotech company focused on combatting antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” that have become one of the gravest threats to global health. Prior Continue Reading »

Dialogue Sunday School #10 w/ LaShawn Williams

Dialogue Sunday Gospel Study: Alma 5-7 Dr. LaShawn Williams is a lifelong member of the church by way of a Southern, African-American part-member, military family. She is a licensed clinical social worker and owner of Relational Spaces, her private practice located in Orem, Utah where she helps clients create change in the relationships that matter most. She and is a cofounder of the Black Continue Reading »