Claremont Mormon Studies


Past Conferences

Women's Lives, Women's Voices:

Agency in the Lives of Mormon Women

Saturday, February 5, 2011
Balch Auditorium
Scripps College
1030 Columbia Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711

Please join us for a one-day conference in which we explore the choices, insights, and agency of Mormon women. Our keynote speakers will be Aileen Clyde, 2nd counselor in the Latter-day Saint General Relief Society Presidency under Elaine Jack and Emily Clyde Curtis, her granddaughter and co-editor of the Exponent II magazine. Other speakers will address theories of agency and subjectivity in the lives of women as well as themes found in CGU's Mormon Women's Oral History Project. Conference is free and open to the public.

Catered lunch will be provided for all guests who register by January 23, 2011. To register, please send an email to .


(Subject to change)

Time Speaker
10:00 a.m. Claudia Bushman
Introduction & Welcome
10:30 a.m. Aileen Clyde and Emily Clyde Curtis
Keynote Address: "Running With It"
"It" can be our imagination or our duty, our wish to serve, our opportunities or our need to know or do. "It" is also an expression of our agency as women. The most simple and accessible ingredient we have to enliven one another or to run with is our stories. Even if we only share fragments, the more we exchange the more we understand and reach one another.
11:30 a.m. Amy Hoyt
"Agency and the American LDS Woman"
12:00 p.m. Catered Lunch
1:00 p.m. Deidre Green
"Naming the Self, World, and God: LDS Women's Narratives"
1:30 p.m. Caroline Kline
"Competing Demands and Divided Loyalty: Navigating Self and Other in a Mormon Context"
2:15 p.m. Elisa Pulido
"I Hope They Call Me On a Mission: Mormon Women and the Great Expectation"
3:00 p.m. Panel (to be announced)
3:45 p.m. Claudia Bushman
Closing Remarks

What Is Mormon Studies? Transdisciplinary Inquiries into an Emerging Field

April 23–24, 2010

Speaker Title
Jan Shipps Keynote Address
Loyd Ericson "Where is the Mormon in Mormon Studies? Subject, Method, Object"
Cheryl L. Bruno "Mormon History from the Kitchen Window: White is the Field in Essentialist Feminism"
Blair Van Dyke "How Wide the Divide? The Absence of Conversation between Mormon Studies and Mormon Mainstream"
Christopher C. Smith "What Hath Oxford to do with Salt Lake?"
Adam S. Miller "A Manifesto for Mormon Theology"
Jacob Rennaker "Through a Glass, Darkly? Biblical Studies, Mormon Studies, Parallels, and Problems"
Greg Kofford "Publishing Mormon Studies: Inside Looking Out"
Scholars' Panel
Claudia Bushman Claremont Graduate University
Brian Birch Utah Valley University
J. Spencer Fluhman Brigham Young University
Armand L. Mauss Claremont Graduate University
Concluding Remarks
Richard L. Bushman Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies, Claremont Graduate University