We are pleased to announce that Armand Mauss has agreed to be the first participant in the newest regular feature at T&S, “12 Questions.” In this feature, we will be “interviewing” some of the bright stars in the Mormon firmament. And you, dear reader, may participate by submitting the questions.
[See here and here for the questions and answers]
Brother Mauss has a BA and MA in History and Asian Studies and a Ph.D. in Sociology from UC-Berkeley. He is currently professor emeritus at Washington State University, where he has taught sociology and religious studies for over 30 years. His books include: Neither White nor Black: Mormon Scholars Encounter the Race Issue in a Universal Church (Signature, 1984, editor, with Lester E. Bush); The Angel and the Beehive: The Mormon Struggle with Assimilation (Univ. of Illinois Press, 1994); and All Abraham’s Children: Changing Mormon Conceptions of Lineage and Race(Univ. of Illinois Press, 2003). In 1995 the Mormon History Association awarded him both the Best First Book Award (for The Angel and the Beehive) and the Arrington Award for career contributions to Mormon Studies.
Please email me with any questions you’d like us to ask Brother Mauss. The deadline for submitting questions is Monday, April 12.