This week, I have for your perusal:
Single in the LDS Church? Interested in the issues single people in the church face? Come to Of One Body: The State of Mormon Singledom, hosted by Matt Bowman and Sharon Harris on May 16 in New York. An (accompanying) survey about singleness in the church can be filled out here.
Sarah Barringer Gordon, esteemed author of The Mormon Question: Polygamy and Constitutional Conflict in Nineteenth-Century America (2002) and Arlin M. Adams Professor of Constitutional Law and Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
By Common Consent hosted a Q&A with Paul Reeve about his new book, Religion of a Different Color: Race and the Mormon Struggle for Whiteness here.
As a throwback to conference weekend: the dissenting votes may have caused quite a stir, they are not historically unprecedented. LDS Living addresses the issue here.
And lastly, the deadline for the Mormon Studies graduate student fellowship at the University of Utah’s Tanner Humanities Center is coming up (April 17). As a former fellow, I can’t stress how valuable the fellowship was to my research–both for the funding and the library privileges as well as the academic environment the Center creates. It really is an incredible opportunity, especially if you are studying Mormonism from outside Utah or the United States.
What have you been reading this week? Links are welcome in the comments!