Dr. Konden Smith (Ph.D. in Religious Studies, Arizona State University) is Lecturer 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 Frontier Religion: Mormons in America, 1857-1907 (University of Utah Press) 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.
19th Century American Millennialism, Mormon Studies, World Religions, and Religion and Theory