Boyd Jay Petersen

Boyd Jay Petersen serves as the program coordinator for Mormon Studies at Utah Valley University, where he teaches for the English Department and Religious Studies program. He is the editor for Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought and the former book review editor for the Journal of Mormon History. He has served as president of the Association for Mormon Literature and on the boards of Mormon Scholars in the Humanities and Segullah. He has published across the range of Mormon studies, from publications like the FARMS Review and BYU Studies to Dialogue and Sunstone. He wrote the biography Hugh Nibley: A Consecrated Life, which won the best biography award from the Mormon History Association in 2003 and is currently writing a book about Adam and Eve in Mormon thought. He graduated from BYU and holds an MA from the University of Maryland and a PhD from the University of Utah, both in comparative literature, emphasizing romanticism and religious studies.

Boyd is the author of Hugh Nibley: A Consecrated Life and Dead Wood and Rushing Water: Essays on Mormon Faith, Culture, and Family. He contributed chapters to Voices for Equality: Ordain Women and Resurgent Mormon Feminism and War & Peace in Our Time: Mormon Perspectives.