Faculty & Student Research
Creative Works Published, Produced, Performed or Exhibited by Donna Martinez Ph.D.
I am Not a Mascot: American Indian Mascots in Colorado. Produced for Colorado Indian Education Foundation, DVD and online, 20 minutes, 2010.
Native Pride: Against All Odds. 60 minute DVD and online interviews with 14 American Indian Elders. May 17, 2012 online. Essential Understandings on American Indian History for Colorado. Produced for Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs in consultation with Office of Lt. Governor, DVD and online curriculum video units, 90 minutes, 2011.
Refereed Book Reviews
Beyond Red Power: American Indian Politics and Activism since 1900. Edited by Daniel Cobb and Loretta Fowler, Santa Fe, NM: School for Advice Research Press, University of Nebraska Press, 2007. Review solicited and published in Great Plains Quarterly, Summer 2009, Vol. 29, and 3: 249.
Beloved Women: The Political Lives of LaDonna Harris and Wilma Mankiller. Sarah Eppler Janda, Dekalb, Northern Illinois University Press, 2007. Review solicited and published in Western Historical Quarterly, Summer 2008: 212-214.
Publications In Preparation
Revised edition, 2016. American Women Leaders and Activists, Facts on File, 2002. Listed as a core book by the Association of College and Research Libraries.
Book contract manuscript in preparation. Documents of American Indian Removal: Eyewitness to History. ABC-CLIO, manuscript due September 2017.
Chief Wilma Mankiller: Rebuilding the Cherokee Nation. Book manuscript in preparation.
Cherokee Freedmen: Race and National Citizenship. Journal article research, presented a paper at annual American Political Science Association conference in 2009.
American Indian Princess Traditions: Tribalism, Womanism, and Culture. Journal article research.
Cherokee Treaty of 1817: Voluntary Relocation and Tribal Politics. Journal article research.
Selected publications and awards
K. Mohrman Ph.D
K. Mohrman, Exceptionally Queer: Mormon Peculiarity and U.S. Exceptionalism. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, forthcoming 2021.
Mia Fischer and K. Mohrman. “Multicultural Integration in Germany: Race, Religion, and the Mesut Özil Controversy,” Journal of International and Intercultural Communication (under review).
K. Mohrman. “Mormonism in U.S. Politics: Sexuality and Marriage,” Mormon Studies Review 7, (forthcoming Spring 2020).
K. Mohrman. “Polygamy.” In Routledge History of American Sexuality, edited by Kevin P.
Murphy, Jason Ruiz, and David Serlin. New York: Routledge, 2020, https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-History-of-American-Sexuality-1st-Edition/Murphy-Ruiz-Serlin/p/book/9781138639355.
K. Mohrman. “Queer Mormons.” In Routledge Handbook of Mormonism and Gender, edited by Taylor
Petrey and Amy Hoyt. New York: Routledge, forthcoming 2020, https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Handbook-of-Mormonism-and-Gender-1st-Edition/Petrey-Hoyt/p/book/9780815395218.
Recipient of the 2018-2019 LGBTQ Religious History Award for “Becoming White: Theologizing Heteronormativity in Mormonism, 1890-1945” from The Center for LGBTQ & Gender Studies in Religion and the LGBTQ Religious Archives Network, Pacific School of Religion, https://clgs.org/2019/02/dr-k-mohrman-receives-lgbtq-religious-history-award/.
Mia Fischer and K. Mohrman. “Black Deaths Matter? Sousveillance and the Invisibility of Black
Lives.” Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, no. 10 (November 2016):
K. Mohrman. “Queering the LDS Archive.” In “Queering Archives: Intimate Tracings,” edited
by Daniel Marshall, Kevin P. Murphy, and Zeb Tortorici. Special Issue, Radical History Review,
Dr. Rachel Harding is a poet, historian and scholar of the Afro-Atlantic religious and cultural history. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, she writes about the conjunction of religion, creativity and social justice in the experience of communities of African descent in the US and Brazil. Dr. Harding’s current research centers on three primary projects:
Remnants: A Memoir of Spirit, Activism and Mothering, with Rosemarie Freeney Harding, Durham: Duke University Press, 2015
A Refuge in Thunder: Candomblé and Alternative Spaces of Blackness, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2000
Essays and Book Chapters:
“The Lithic Imagination and the Tertia: Resources of Art and Literature for the Study of Afro-Atlantic Religion,” in With This Root About my Person: Charles H. Long and New Directions in the Study of Religion, edited by David Carrasco and Jennifer Reid, Albuquerque, NM, University of New Mexico Press, 2020
"O acolhimento, a cura e os vultos: reflexões sobre a religião e a militancia negra-norte americana do sul dos estados unidos," in Revista Pontos da Interragoção, vol 5, no 2, 2016
"Authority, History and Everyday Mysticism in the Poetry of Lucille Clifton: A Womanist View," in Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism, vol 12, no 1, 2014
"Water Trouble: The Road, The Boat and the Third Thing: Reflections on Daniel Minter’s Exhibit at Soren Christensen Gallery, New Orleans, May 2014." Statement commissioned by artist for his website. https://danielminter.net/essays/
"On Poetry and Mothering: Thoughts on African American Women’s Mysticism," ecclesio.com, February 2013. http://www.ecclesio.com/2013/02/on-poetry-and-mothering-thoughts-on-african-american-women%E2%80%99s-mysticism-rachel-harding/
"There Was a Tree in Starksville" with Rosemarie Freeney Harding, in Sojourners Magazine, February, 2012
"Remnants: Mothering, Spirituality and African American Activism" in Faith, Feminism and Scholarship: The Next Generation, eds Kate Ott and Melanie Harris, Palgrave/McMillan, 2011
"You Got a Right to the Tree of Life: African American Spirituals and Religions of the Diaspora," in CrossCurrents, Vol 57, no 2, Summer 2007
"É a Senzala: Slavery, Women and Embodied Knowledge in Afro-Brazilian Candomblé," in Women and Religion in the African Diaspora, eds. Barbara Savage and R. Marie Griffith, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006
"Hospitality, Haints and Healing: A Southern African American Meaning of Religion," with Rosemarie Freeney Harding, in Deeper Shades of Purple: Womanism in Religion and Society, ed. Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas, New York: NYU Press, 2006
"Singing to Freedom," interview with Bernice Johnson Reagon, conducted with Vincent Harding, in Sojourners Magazine, August, 2004: 32-35
"Afro-Brazilian Religions," in The Encyclopedia of Religion, 2nd edition, ed. Lindsey Jones, Farmington Hills, MI: Thompson Gale, 2004
"Radical Hospitality: How Kitchen Table Lessons in Welcome and Respect Helped Sustain the Black Freedom Movement," with Rosemarie Freeney Harding in Sojourners Magazine, July/August 2003
"'What Part of the River You’re In': African American Women in Devotion to Oshun" in Osun Across the Waters: A Yoruba Goddess in Africa and the Americas, eds. Joseph Murphy and Mei Mei Sanford, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001
"Biography, Democracy and Spirit: An Interview with Vincent G. Harding" in Callaloo, vol 20, no 3, 1998
“Especial 20 de Novembro: Celebração da Escrita de Ialorixás/ November 20th Special: In Celebration of the Writings of Iyalorixás,” by Cleidiana Ramos, translation by Rachel Harding, in Flor de Dendê, November 20, 2019, http://flordedende.com.br/especial-20-de-novembro-celebracao-da-escrita-de-ialorixas/?fbclid=IwAR2x70qsCiFaFiSHhM2G07wMslay1ybMIRXizehe5ZjRkuawHunl88LhAFk
Reflexões: Escritas de Mãe Valnizia Bianch, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil: Egba, 2019. (Translated collection of essays by Valnizia Bianch from Portuguese to English)
“Afro-Brazilian Religion, Resistance and Environmental Ethics: A Perspective from Candomblé,” translation and annotation of lecture by Valdina Oliveira Pinto, in Ecowomanism: Religion and Ecology, editor, Melanie Harris. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill Press, 2017
“Makota Valdina: Candomblé Cosmology and Environmental Education” Translation of lecture by Valdina
Oliveira Pinto at the Iliff School of Theology in 2000. Published on the Veterans of Hope Project website,