Category Archives: Books

My latest essays, reviews, and interviews

Today the Kenyon Review is featuring my review of Eileen G’Sell’s spectacular debut poetry collection, Life After Rugby. You can check it out here! And here’s a list of some of my latest essays, reviews, and interviews (see the menu tabs for the full … Continue reading

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*American Universities and the Birth of Modern Mormonism, 1867-1940* wins the Mormon History Association’s Best Book Award!

It was such an incredible honor this weekend to have the Mormon History Association devote a plenary session to my book, American Universities and the Birth of Modern Mormonism, 1867-1940. After the session, it was announced that the book had won … Continue reading

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MHA Plenary Session on *American Universities and the Birth of Modern Mormonism, 1867-1940*

Tonight in St. Louis, at the spring meeting of the Mormon History Association, there will be a plenary “author meets critics” session devoted to my book, American Universities and the Birth of Modern Mormonism, 1867-1940. I’m thrilled. The panel, chaired by Brett … Continue reading

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American Universities and the Birth of Modern Mormonism featured in Religion News Service

The brilliant author, blogger, and columnist Jana Riess just published an interview with me in her regular column for the Religion News Service. Read the interview — called “When Mormons first went to Harvard…” — here!

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My new book shipping now!

  My new book, American Universities and the Birth of Modern Mormonism, 1867-1940 (University of North Carolina Press), is shipping now! Stay tuned for news about author events and podcasts! (The book is available directly from the press through the link above and … Continue reading

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My first book — available for pre-order at 40% off!

My very first book, American Universities and the Birth of Modern Mormonism, 1867-1940, is now available for pre-order from the University of North Carolina Press at a discount of 40%! Just click on this link and use discount code 01DAH40 Here are reviews … Continue reading

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Teaching Human Rights

In the spring of 2015, I taught Phillips Exeter Academy’s senior seminar on human rights for the first time. I had an extraordinary group of students, which included youth with strong passions for global justice and deep family connections to … Continue reading

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Goran Simić: A Fresh Collection of Poems

Just this month, Smokestack Books released a new anthology of poems written by my dear Bosnian friend Goran Simić. Called New and Selected Sorrows, it includes some of the best of Simić’s postwar and diaspora writing — from collections like … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Color of Christ

Edward J. Blum and Paul Harvey’s The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America (UNC Press, 2012) offers an essential and extraordinary history of the American racial imagination. It focuses on the explosion, and … Continue reading

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Misreading Bosnia: Genocide and the Muslim “Other”

On my first trip to Bosnia-Herzegovina, in 2004, a university professor from Sarajevo — a survivor of the Serbs’ relentless siege — asked a devastating question: What other European capital would have been left besieged for so long? As in … Continue reading

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