March: “The Neck That Turns the Head:” A Historical and Contemporary Exploration of Mormon Women, Priesthood, and Separationist Ideology

Andrea 2013 1Discussion lead:
Andrea Radke-Moss

Friday, March 7, 2014, 7:30 pm

Mark and Elizabeth England’s Home
1194 S 500 E | Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Andrea Radke-Moss is a professor of history at BYU-Idaho, where she teaches courses in American history, including American West and Industrial Age. She just got a U.S. Women’s history course approved for the Fall catalog. Andrea’s book, Bright Epoch was published in 2008 with the University of Nebraska Press. It traces the history of women’s experiences at land-grant colleges in the American West. She has researched and published in Mormon women’s history, most recently, Mormon women in the Missouri War of 1838, women in higher education, and women’s experiences at World’s Fairs. She blogs at Juvenile Instructor, and appeared on Rafio West last year discussing Mormon women. She lives in Rexburg with her husband, Stephen, and two children.

Below are resources to pursue in preparation:


Some women are concerned that they don’t hold the priesthood.

Protecting Women

Some Thoughts on the Inevitable Failure of the Ordain Women Movement

Men, Women, and Priesthood Session

Gender and Priesthood

“What has not been assumed has not been healed”: Ordain Women and the “androgyny” of Christ