Featured Readings on Mormonism and Postcolonialism



Benally, Moroni. “Decolonizing the Blossoming: Indigenous People’s Faith in A Colonizing Church.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 50, no. 4 (2017): 71-188.
Boxer, Elise. “‘The Lamanites Shall Blossom as the Rose’: The Indian Student Placement Program, Mormon Whiteness, and Indigenous Identity.” Journal of Mormon History 41, no. 4 (2015): 132-176.
Brooks, Joanna. “Mormonism as Colonialism, Mormonism as Anti-Colonialism, Mormonism as Minor Transnationalism.” In Decolonizing Mormonism: Approaching a Postcolonial Zion, edited by Gina Colvin and Joanna Brooks. University of Utah Press, 2018.
Colvin, Gina, and Joanna Brooks, eds. Decolonizing Mormonism: Approaching a Postcolonial Zion. University of Utah Press, 2018.
Colvin, Gina. “Theorizing Mormon Race Scholarship.” Journal of Mormon History 41, no. 3 (July 2015) 11-21.
Colvin, Gina. “There’s No Such Thing As A Gospel Culture.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 50, no. 4 (2017): 57-188.
Garrett, Matthew. Making Lamanites: Mormons, Native Americans, and the Indian Student Placement Program, 1947-2000. University of Utah Press, 2016.
Hanciles, Jehu J. “‘Would that All God’s People Were Prophets’: Mormonism and the New Shape of Global Christianity.” Journal of Mormon History 41, no. 3 (2015): 35-68.
Hickman, Jared. “The Book of Mormon as Amerindian Apocalypse.” American Literature 86, no. 3 (2014): 429-461.
Van Beek, Walter E. A. “Mormon Europeans or European Mormons? An ‘Afro-European’ View on Religious Colonization.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 38, no. 4 (2005): 3-36.