Published: Aug. 30, 2023

Ethnic Studies Clinical Teaching Track Associate Professor Katy Mohrman’s book Exceptionally Queer: Mormon Peculiarity and U.S. Nationalism (2022), published with University of Minnesota Press, was recently awarded the Best Book Award by the Mormon History Association. In the book, Mohrman offers a powerful rethinking of Mormonism and its place in U.S. history, culture, and politics, arguing that Mormon peculiarity is a potent expression of U.S. exceptionalism. Exceptionally Queer ultimately shows how discussions of Mormonism in this country have been and continue to be central to ideas of what it means to be American.