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033-036: Andrea Radke-Moss on Mormon Women’s History and Gender Equality

033-036: Andrea Radke-Moss on Mormon Women’s History and Gender Equality

ATF-genericThis is an installment of A Thoughtful Faith that has been a long time in the making. I made contact with Andrea Radke-Moss shortly after we launched the podcast, and we recorded the first part of our interview in October 2012. Due to various circumstances, including a blunder on my part (I lost my original audio), we had to postpone the release of the episode. Thankfully a couple months ago I was able to recover a low-resolution backup of our interview. However, Andrea and I realized that by this time so much had changed in the Mormon Gender Equality debate, that we needed to augment our discussion. So several weeks ago we recorded the second half of our discussion. You can find all four segments of our discussion at the links below.

Andrea Radke-Moss is a professor of Women’s History at BYU Idaho. Over the years she has become regarded as an expert in Mormon Women’s History, and her expertise is incredibly helpful in providing perspective on our current discussion on LDS gender equality. In the interview, Andrea provides her backstory and a brief foray in the evolution of Mormon Women’s roles from the 1800’s to the present. Afterwards, the rest of our discussion focuses on how in a modern LDS Church and culture we can find ways to produce greater gender equality, while still embracing the important foundational principles of Mormonism.

Andrea Radke-Moss is one of my favorite guests to A Thoughtful Faith thus far, and though it took months for us to finally get this podcast out there, I think it is well worth the wait. Please enjoy, and provide your feedback below.


  1. speckles

    Loved this interview. I was a student at BYU’s Nauvoo program 12 years ago. Andrea was not there during my semester, but I did have the Godfreys as teachers, whom she mentioned working with in the podcast. Interesting to know that there was a feminist women’s historian there at some point! I would be interested to know what subject she taught there?

  2. I loved this. I am presently working on an essay and am going to incorporate some of the ideas she spoke of.

    I would like to read the talk given by Sherry Dew that Dr. Radke-Moss mentioned. Can a link be provided?


  3. Laura

    I really enjoyed this podcast. What a great lady. If Sis. Radek-moss or anyone else could give any book recommendations to understand the progression from 19th century feminism until now Id appreciate it.

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