Martha Bradley to Speak at Claremont

Pedestals and Podiums: Utah Women, Religious Authority, and Equal RightsFor those in the Los Angeles area, Martha Bradley will speak at the Claremont School of Theology on “Mormon Fundamentalists Today” on Thursday, April 15, at 8:00 p.m. Dr. Bradley, dean of the Honors Program at the University of Utah, is considered one of the foremost historians of the topic.

As a feminist scholar, Bradley brings interesting perspectives to the historical issues of fundamentalism. Bradley is the author of Kidnapped from that Land: The Government Raids on the Short Creek Polygamists. She is also the author of Pedestals and Podiums: Utah Women, Religious Authority, and Equal Rights and Four Zinas: A Story of Mothers and Daughters on the Mormon Frontier. She recently finished a biography of Joseph Smith during the Nauvoo period when Mormon polygamy got its start. Her book will be part of a three-volume biography scheduled to be published in 2012 by the Smith-Pettit Foundation and Signature Books.

The lecture will be held at the Mudd Auditorium at 1325 N. College Avenue on the campus of the Claremont Graduate Schools. The event is free and open to the public.