Episode 29 of The Mormon Book Review focuses on the new book Mormon Women Have Their Say: Essays from the Claremont Oral History Collection (Greg Kofford Books, 2013). In this interview, host Kirk Caudle talks with editor Caroline Kline and contributor Elizabeth Mott about feminism, women’s studies, working mothers, gender roles, and perspectives on how the LDS Church benefits women.
Caroline Kline obtained a BA from Scripps College in classical languages, an MA in classics from UC Santa Barbara, and is currently finishing coursework for a PhD in religion at Claremont Graduate University. Her academic areas of interest include feminist Mormon communities, the intersections between Mormon and feminist theology, and women in American religion. She is the cofounder of the Mormon feminist blog, The Exponent, and is a board member of LDS WAVE (Women Advocating for Voice and Equality). Her publications include “From Here to Eternity: Women’s Bodies, Women’s Destinies in the Theology of Janice Allred” in the journal Element, and “The Mormon Conception of Women’s Nature: A Feminist Analysis,” forthcoming in the Journal of Feminist Theology (Britain and Ireland). When she has completed her doctorate, Caroline hopes to teach at a college or university. She is the mother of three small children.
Elizabeth Mott is completing coursework for a PhD in religion with a focus on American religious history at Claremont Graduate University. She received a master’s degree in mass communications from Brigham Young University before moving to Claremont to study religion. Her interests include the role of communications in religious change, gender, theology, and lived religion.
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