So this is it: The brand-new Maxwell Institute Blog. Consider it as a sneak preview of the newly designed website we plan to roll out in the next few months. You may notice a few small changes as we continue to update the blog. In the meantime, the blog will feature posts about our forthcoming books, author Q&A’s, Mormon studies conference announcements and coverage, and commentary on excerpts from our past and future publications. It will also provide brief book notices, institute research updates, and news about our Nibley Fellows. Perhaps a few guest posts will crop up now and then, too.
In short: The Maxwell Institute Blog will be a great up-to-date resource for general information about the growing subfield of Mormon studies, but more importantly, the work we do here at the Maxwell Institute in general.
Comments, suggestions, and questions about the blog itself or individual posts can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Blogger: Blair Dee Hodges (pictured right) is the Maxwell Institute’s public communications specialist. Blair received his bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication with a minor in Religious Studies at the University of Utah in 2010. He recently completed a master’s degree in religious studies at Georgetown University. He’s written a number of book reviews for the Association for Mormon Letters and published reviews and articles in the Journal of Mormon History, Dialogue: a Journal of Mormon Thought, and Sunstone Magazine. He also blogs at By Common Consent. Blair lives in Salt Lake City with his wife, Kristen, and their daughter, Ksenia.