My research interests include nineteenth-century U.S. history, American religious history, the history of the American family, and the American West.

  • U.S. Historyy

MA Title:

  • "'Except He Humble Himself': Honor, Authority, and Joseph Smith's Relationships with Men"

Working Dissertation Title:

  • “All in the Family: Ecclesiastical Authority and Family Theology in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints”


  • BA: Arizona State University


  • Honored Instructor (student-organized teaching award), University Housing, UW-Madison, 2016.
  • Mellon-Wisconsin Summer Fellowship, Graduate School, UW-Madison, 2016.
  • Abo Sher Teaching Fellowship, Department of History, UW-Madison, 2015-16.
  • Wildermuth Award (for conference paper), John Whitmer Historical Association, 2015.
  • Summer Award for Upper Division and Graduate Students, Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, Brigham Young University, 2014.
  • Vilas Research Travel Award, Graduate School, UW-Madison, 2013-14.
  • Kelley Award (travel grant), John Whitmer Historical Association, 2013.
  • Research Travel Grant, Department of History, UW-Madison, 2013.
  • Dennis R.A. Wharton and Martha Washburn Fellowship, Department of History, UW-Madison, 2012-13.

Courses Taught as TA:

  • History 101 - American History to the Civil War Era
  • History 344 - The Era of the American Revolution
  • History/Chican@ and Latin@ Studies 461 - The American West to 1850
  • History/Chican@ and Latin@ Studies 462 - The American West Since 1850
  • Communication Arts/Religious Studies 374 - Rhetoric of Religion
  • Religious Studies/Integrated Liberal Studies 234 - Genres of Western Religious Writing

Courses Taught as Instructor:

  • History 200 - Family Feuds: American Families in Historical Context

Megan Stanton

Megan Stanton

Charles L. Cohen