Dr. Konden Smith (Ph.D. in Religious Studies, Arizona State University) is Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies. He was the Burns Faculty Fellow for 2014-2015. Dr. Smith specializes in American Religious History, with a particular expertise in Mormon Studies. He is the author of Opening the American Frontier: The Co-Evolution of the Mormon and American Kingdoms of God (University of Utah Press, forthcoming) and the co-editor of Reed Smoot: American Politics and American Religion (University of Utah Press, forthcoming). He teaches courses on American and world religions, western mysticism, and religion and popular culture.
Visiting Assistant Professor
19th Century American Millennialism, Mormon Studies, World Religions, and Religion and Theory