Revived after several years of pandemic-related hiatus, our One-Day MSSA conference is hosted by Dr. Nancy Ross of Utah Tech University. The event takes place on the Utah Tech campus, in the College of Education building (COE), Room 121, on April 15th, 2023 in St. George, Utah.
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10:00 AM Mormonism, Gender, and Power: Considering New Frontiers, Spaces, and Frameworks
“Understanding Spousal Power in Latter-day Saint Marriages”
“LDS Women in Interfaith Spaces”
“Researching Global Mormon Women: Reflections on Ethics, Methods, and Challenges”
1:00 PM Studies with Interviews
“The Hymns of Kolob: Affective Secularism and Entheogenic Spirituality”
“Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints accepting a transgender or gender diverse (TGD) child”
“Secret Combinations: Unique Formations within Mormon QAnon”
2:15 PM Material Culture and History
“Heterotopian Sacroscape: Cemeteries in Short Creek and Centennial Park”
“Conceptualizing Emigrant Motives Of British Latter-day Saints, 1840-60”
“Garments and Secrecy”
The Mormon Social Science Association (MSSA) invites individual papers for our 4th Annual One-Day Conference 2019 which will take place on March 6, 2019 at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah.
We invite contributions on all topics relevant to the social scientific study of Mormonism, with special interest in those featuring gender/sexuality, multiculturalism, globalism, and disaffiliation/retention concerns.
Proposals should include a paper title, a 250-word abstract, and the names, contact information, and institutional affiliation of all participants. Please submit proposals to Gordon Shepherd at: email@example.com
Submissions Open: November 20, 2018
Submissions Close: February 1, 2019
Decision Notification: February 8, 2019
The Mormon Social Science Association (MSSA) promotes the social scientific study of study of Mormonism. The MSSA is interdisciplinary and international, and facilitates communication and collaboration among researchers, educators, and students. Membership is open to all. Our annual meeting is held conjointly with the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR). Join us today. #MormonStudies
Printable PDF Poster of Call for Papers
CFP 2019_MSSA_One-Day Conference
MSSA_SSSR + RRA Speakers_2018 LAS VEGAS 2
Mormon Social Science Association Annual Meeting
Join us for the Annual Meeting of the MSSA, October 26-28, 2018 at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Click on the PDF link above for an “At a Glance” conference line-up.
The MSSA gathering is held annually in conjunction with the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion and the Religious Research Association (SSSR + RRA). The full program for #SSSR2018LV is available online here.
Individual Papers | Panels | Session
Proposals | Author Meets Critics
October 26-28, 2018
Tropicana Hotel | Las Vegas, Nevada
The Mormon Social Science Association (MSSA)
invites proposals for individual papers, panels or author
meets critics sessions for the 2018 annual conference
held conjointly with the meetings of the Society for the
Scientific Study of Religion and the Religious Research
Association. We invite contributions on all topics relevant
to the social scientific study of Mormonism, with special
interest in those featuring gender, post-colonialism,
queer studies, and critical race studies. Proposals
should include a paper/panel title, a 250-word abstract,
and the names, contact information, and institutional
affiliation of all participants.
Submissions Open: February 20, 2018
Submissions Close: March 31, 2018
Decision Notification: April 30, 2018
CFP 2018_MSSA_Annual Meeting
Please submit proposals to Gordon Shepherd at: