Amanda graduated summa cum laude from the College of Idaho with concentrations in history, religion, and music. After graduation, she taught elementary school for three years as a part of Teach for America and received an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Nevada – Las Vegas. She is currently a PhD student in the history department at the University of Michigan, where she studies the conversion of British Mormons and their subsequent immigration to the American West. She is also interested in Mormon missions within the British Empire.
Liz is a BYU alumna and will complete her master’s degree in religion and literature at Yale in December. Art is her greatest love, and she spends her happiest hours drawing, painting, photographing, and writing creatively. Women’s history captivates her. One day she hopes to teach in some capacity.
Rebecca is working towards a PhD in political science at Yale, where she studies gendered violence in war zones and economic development in the Middle East and Africa. When academia is not stealing her soul, she enjoys rock climbing, rabble rousing, and dumpster diving.
haycockm is conspicuously male, but has testimonies of both the Latter-day Saint faith and the socially constructed nature of many (most?) gender expectations and roles. He has a BS Political Science from Yale … heavily marinated in Religious Studies, with a dash of lots of other things, including Women’s Studies; he is now in the Mormon Studies program at Claremont Graduate University. He also enjoys imaginative fiction of many sorts.