Dr. Konden Smith Hansen (Ph.D. in Religious Studies, Arizona State University) is Lecturer of Religious Studies. He was the Burns Faculty Fellow for 2014-2015. Dr. Smith Hansen specializes in American Religious History, with a particular expertise in Mormon Studies. He is the author of award winning Frontier Religion: Mormons in America, 1857-1907 (University of Utah Press, 2019) and the co-editor of the award winning The Reed Smoot Hearings: The Investigation of a Mormon Senator and the Making of an American Religion (Utah State University Press, 2021). He teaches courses on American and world religions, film and religion, religious violence and terrorism, Mormonism, and religion and popular culture.
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