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Margaret M. Toscano

Margaret M. Toscano is an associate professor of classics and comparative studies at the University of Utah. Her research centers on myth, religion, and gender in ancient and modern contexts. She is co-editor of Hell and Its Afterlife: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. She has published extensively on Mormon feminism since 1984, including Strangers in Paradox: Explorations in Mormon Theology with Paul James Toscano (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1990) and “Are Boys More Important than Girls? The Continuing Conflict of Gender Difference and Equality in Mormonism” (Sunstone, 2007). She has been involved in Mormon feminist activist groups (Mormon Women’s Forum and Ordain Women) for the past thirty years.

Margaret  contributed chapters to Voices for Equality: Ordain Women and Resurgent Mormon FeminismLatter-day Dissent: At the Crossroads of Intellectual Inquiry and Ecclesiastical Authority, and Discourses in Mormon Theology: Philosophical and Theological Possibilities.