Registration for Indigenous Perspectives on the Meanings of "Lamanite" Workshop Public Sessions
Please fill out this form to register for one or both of the following public sessions relating to "Reflections on the Discourses about 'Lamanites'" at the workshop of Indigenous Perspectives on the Meanings of "Lamanite" on Friday, August 5, 2022 in room 351 of the Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building (CTIHB) at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah:
10:30 am-11:45 am MT (US/Canada): Keynote Talk by Dr. Ignacio Garcia
Dr. García is the Lemuel Hardison Redd, Jr. Professor of Western & Latino history at Brigham Young University. He is the author of numerous books and publications on Mexican American politics and civil rights. He has written on Chicano political parties, the John F. Kennedy presidential campaign as it related to Latinos, written a biography on Hector P. García, an American civil rights icon, and the first civil rights case to be decided by the Earl Warren Court. He has worked on a co-edited volume of essays by major Latino scholars and intellectuals, and also on a history of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission's work in the West. He is a past president of the Mormon History Association (2019-2020).
1:30 pm- 2:45 pm MT: Panel featuring Dr. Robert Jospeh, Dr. Amanda Hendrix-Komoto, Sarah Newcomb, and Dr. Thomas Murphy
Dr. Joseph is a Senior Lecturer and the Research Centre Director MIG (Law) at the University of Waikato. He is also a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. He has been researching and writing about Maori Latter-day Saint history and experiences. He is also writing a biography of his paternal tupuna (ancestors), who fought at the famous 1864 Battle of Orakau during the Waikato Wars.
Amanda Hendrix-Komoto is an assistant professor at Montana State University where she studies the intersections between race, religion, and sexuality. Her book Imperial Zions: Religion, Race, and the Family in the American West will be published with the University of Nebraska Press in October 2022.
Newcomb is Tsimshian of the First Nations - Laxsgiik/Eagle Clan. She is a writer of Indigenous identity and issues as they intersect with religion. Her writing also explores her personal experience with Lamanite identity.
Dr. Murphy has a PhD in anthropology from the University of Washington and is President Elect of the Mormon Social Science Association. He has published more than a dozen articles on Indigenous identities and the Book of Mormon.
Dr. Michael Ing and Dr. Farina King will moderate the two sessions.
Dr. Ing is an associate professor of Religious Studies and Affiliated Faculty of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Indiana University. He completed a master's degree in theological studies at Harvard's Divinity School and earned a Ph.D. from Harvard's East Asian department. He is one of the co-directors of this workshop.
Dr. King is a citizen of the Navajo Nation, and she will begin her position as the Horizon Chair of Native American Ecology and Culture at the University of Oklahoma in August 2022. She recently worked as an associate professor of History and affiliated faculty of Cherokee and Indigenous Studies at Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, in the homelands of the Cherokee Nation and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee where she founded and directed the NSU Center for Indigenous Community Engagement.
There are virtual options to attend the sessions if you prefer to not attend in person. Once you fill out this form, we will follow up with more details by the week before the workshop. Thank you!
Special thanks to our committed sponsors that have made this intellectual community and initiative possible: the Laura F. Willes Center for Book of Mormon Studies, the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, and Department of History at Brigham Young University; the American West Center, Department of History, and Mormon Studies at the University of Utah; Mormon Studies at Utah State University; Mormon Studies at Claremont Graduate University; the Center for the American West at the University of Colorado-Boulder; Sunstone; the Mormon History Association; Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought; the Museum of Mormon History of the Americas; the National Museum of American Religion; Global Mormon Studies; Mormon Social Science Association; Utah Division of State History; Mormon Studies at the University of Virginia; and other partners and scholars from throughout the world.