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PhD Alum Publishes Books on Mormon Women’s History

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Jennifer Reeder received her History PhD at Mason in 2013 with a research focus on 19th-century U.S. history, women’s history, and religious history. Since that time she has become an accomplished scholar of the history Mormon women. In the last two years she has published two books on the subject: At the Pulpit: 185 Years of Discourses by Latter-day Saint Women (co-authored with Kate Holbrook) and The Witness of Women: Firsthand Experiences and Testimonies from the Restoration (co-authored with Janiece Johnson).

Since 2011 Reeder has worked at the LDS Church History Department, and has collaborated with a group of scholars who have made efforts to bring to light Mormon women’s contributions to the LDS Church. Reeder also serves on the executive committee of the Mormon Women’s History Initiative Team and the editorial board of Mormon Historical Studies. More information on the work of Reeder and her collaborators in the area of Mormon women’s history can be found here.


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