The JI’s New Recruit: J Stuart

By January 14, 2013

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve added another bright, young historian to our ranks, J Stuart. Here’s how he describes himself: 

I graduated with a BA in American Studies from BYU in December 2012. I have worked as a research assistant in the Ancient Scripture, Church History and Doctrine, and History Departments for several professors over the past 3 years.

I have been fortunate enough to have several independent research opportunities, including Mormons and the Civil War (I have a chapter in Ken Alford’s Civil War Saints, and was deeply involved with the list of LDS Civil War veterans found in one of the book’s appendices), the spirit world in Mormon thought, 20th century LDS discourse, and James Talmage’s contributions to Mormon theology. My most extensive research has been on the decline of polygamy and the social and theological implications of the 1890 Woodruff Manifesto.

I am currently working further with Talmage’s contributions to LDS Christology, and co-editing the journals associated with the 1862 Lot Smith Company, Utah’s single military contribution to the Civil War.

I’m anxiously awaiting decisions from graduate programs in US History and Religious Studies, where I’d like to explore conservative religion and the Civil Rights Movement, particularly the impact of leaders such as Billy Graham and Ezra Taft Benson.

I have been married to my lovely and vivacious wife Meghan for nearly 5 months; we currently live in Northern Virginia while Meghan works for a large accounting firm.

Please join us in welcoming J Stuart!

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Comments

  1. Welcome aboard!

    Comment by J. Stapley — January 14, 2013 @ 9:08 am

  2. Welcome J.

    Comment by JanieceJ — January 14, 2013 @ 10:02 am

  3. Cool. For my thesis I wrote about Lot Smith’s death…

    Comment by Mr. Smallcanyon — January 14, 2013 @ 10:04 am

  4. Welcome, Joey! Thrilled to have you join us!

    Comment by Christopher — January 14, 2013 @ 10:42 am

  5. Welcome! I look forward to your posts.

    Comment by Saskia — January 14, 2013 @ 10:42 am

  6. Welcome!

    Comment by David G. — January 14, 2013 @ 11:53 am

  7. Welcome, Joey. We have high hopes for you; DON’T SCREW IT UP!!

    Comment by Ben P — January 14, 2013 @ 12:45 pm

  8. Welcome!

    Comment by Edje Jeter — January 14, 2013 @ 1:22 pm

  9. Welcome, Joey! Excited to have you here.

    Comment by Amanda HK — January 14, 2013 @ 1:49 pm

  10. Thanks all! I’m excited to be here!

    Ben, I’ll do my best not to ruin everything!

    Comment by J Stuart — January 14, 2013 @ 3:29 pm

  11. Ruining everything is very hard to do. The smart ones keep fixing any glitches on the back end, and we can’t seem to stop them from making the blog a terrific spot for young scholars like yourself – glad to have you!

    Comment by Tona H — January 14, 2013 @ 4:52 pm

  12. This is late, Joey. But welcome aboard!

    Comment by Ryan T. — January 15, 2013 @ 5:52 pm


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