Maffly-Kipp elected president of Mormon History Association


Laurie Maffly-Kipp, PhD, the Archer Alexander Distinguished Professor in the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis, was elected president of the the Mormon History Association (MHA) at the organization’s annual conference June 6 in Provo, Utah.

Maffly-Kipp’s research and teaching focus on African-American religions and intercultural contact between religious groups, including articles on Mormon-Protestant conflicts in the Pacific Islands and the growth of Mormonism internationally.

The MHA is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to the study and understanding of all aspects of Mormon history. It promotes its goals through scholarly research, conferences, awards and publications, including The Journal of Mormon History, which the group began publishing in 1972.