Guest Blogger: Max Mueller

By February 28, 2010

We’re pleased to welcome a distinguished and honorable new guest blogger to the fold. Put your hands together for Max.

Max Perry Mueller is a PhD candidate in American religious history at Harvard University, focusing on nineteenth century Mormonism and African American religious history. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Divinity School (M.T.S.) and Carleton College. His current research project involves early black Mormon pioneers to Salt Lake. He is excited to find interlocutors on all things Mormon, especially issues of race in the Restored Church (to which, quoting Booker T. Washington following his own 1913 visit to Utah, he has “not yet converted”).

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  1. Wonderful! Welcome, Max. I’m looking forward to your contributions.

    Comment by Christopher — February 28, 2010 @ 1:57 pm

  2. Excellent. Looking forward to what you have to share, Max.

    Comment by Ben — February 28, 2010 @ 2:38 pm

  3. Welcome!

    Comment by Elizabeth — February 28, 2010 @ 4:24 pm

  4. Welcome, Max. You are in great company.

    Comment by Sterling Fluharty — February 28, 2010 @ 5:44 pm

  5. This could be dangerous, y’all. Last time I had a conversation with Max, his research sounded so interesting, and his description of it was so engaging that I spent the afternoon downloading grad school applications.

    I’m told he also dragged his wife around Utah doing research during their honeymoon, which, I guess, is an interesting reversal of “Kidnapped by the Mormons”

    Looking forward to your posts, Max!

    Comment by Kristine — February 28, 2010 @ 5:50 pm

  6. Looking forward to it!

    Comment by Jared T — February 28, 2010 @ 11:23 pm

  7. Welcome Max!

    Comment by Brett D. — February 28, 2010 @ 11:53 pm

  8. Welcome!

    Comment by Edje Jeter — March 1, 2010 @ 12:48 am

  9. Sounds great. Welcome, Max.

    Comment by Ryan T — March 1, 2010 @ 12:49 am

  10. Welcome Max! I look forward to reading your stuff!

    Comment by TT — March 1, 2010 @ 10:15 am

  11. Welcome, Max. We’re fans of research on Mormon race relations, so we’re looking forward to your contributions.

    Comment by David G. — March 1, 2010 @ 1:23 pm

  12. Welcome Max! I am looking forward to reading your posts about early black pioneers in Utah – that topic has been on my mind quite a lot lately. We’re excited to have you here at JI.

    Comment by Ardis S. — March 1, 2010 @ 7:46 pm

  13. I’m intrigued.

    Comment by BHodges — March 2, 2010 @ 9:51 am

  14. I am very interested in reading Max Mueller’s writing on an issue that is dear to me. I am an African-American member of the church, and am presently compiling a comprehensive bibliography on African-Americans in the LDS Church, from 1830 to 2010. I have done previous works on the subject, and one such project was published in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought back in 1992. My interests in this subject has not been diminished at all. The issue of rac in the LDS church will always be a troubling subject to wrestle with, when there is absence of a key messenger within the leadership being involved to help heal the wounds of racism that continues to plagued the church. I am interested in knowing what Max Mueller has to say about that. Because I am very concern as to the fact that we are allowing the outside forces to speak for us. Thanks for allowing me to share my thoughts.

    Comment by chester lee hawkins — September 20, 2010 @ 8:20 pm


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