Episode 8: Quincy Newell and the Biography of Jane Manning James

On this week’s episode, Cristina speaks with Quincy Newell about her upcoming book, Your Sister in the Gospel: The Life of Jane Manning James, a Nineteenth-Century Black Mormon. While many know brief parts about Jane’s life, Quincy offers a complex look at Jane’s life, faith, infamous sealing, and legacy. Her book seeks to understand Mormonism’s intersection with broader questions about American religion, and what contemporary scholars and Mormons can learn from Jane’s faith and struggle. Quincy founded Women in Mormon Studies, an organization seeking further representation in the academic study of Mormonism.


Listen to this episode here.