MSSA serves as expert source for news story on polygamist raid

The Mormon Social Science Association was contacted by a foreign reporter looking for someone knowledgeable about polygamy from a social scientific perspective.  The reporter was directed to Michael Nielsen, a long-time MSSA member who is currently doing research on polygamy.  Michael Nielsen’s thoughts on the developing story were incorporated into the news article, which is available here.  This is a great illustration of how the MSSA website is reaching out to a broader audience to share the knowledge and expertise of the membership.

new journal on Mormonism available

The British Journal of Mormon Studies is a newly founded journal that has just released its inaugural issue.  You can download it for free here. The journal is interested in submissions, though they prefer worldwide foci in the articles. Send abstracts of no more than 200 words to:submissions@bjmsonline.org

essential readings in the social science of Mormonism

Scholars interested in the social science of Mormonism would do well to begin their research on the topic by reading the following books: