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  • Email
    caroline.kline2@cgu.edu
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  • Degrees
    PhD, Religion, Claremont Graduate University
    MA, Classics (Latin Emphasis), University of California, Santa Barbara
    BA, Classical Languages, Scripps College
  • Research Interests
    Mormonism, women in religion, feminist ethics and theology, global Mormon studies, oral history

Caroline Kline joined Claremont Graduate University’s Religion Department as research assistant professor in 2018 and became assistant director of the Center for Global Mormon Studies in 2019. She holds a PhD in Religion from CGU, and her areas of interest include contemporary Mormon women’s communities and Mormonism in the Global South. She is the director of the Claremont Mormon Women Oral History Project and the Claremont Global Mormon Oral History Project.

Kline is the author of a number of articles and book chapters that center on Mormonism and gender, including “The Mormon Conception of Women’s Nature and Role: A Feminist Analysis” (Feminist Theology) and “Saying Goodbye to the Final Say: The Softening and Reimagining of Mormon Male Headship Ideologies” (Out of Obscurity: Mormonism Since 1945).  She is also the co-editor of the volume Mormon Women Have their Say: Essays from the Claremont Oral History Project. Her book about communities of Mormon women in Botswana, Mexico, and the U.S. is forthcoming from the University of Illinois Press.

“Finding Peace, Claiming Place: Black South African Woman Navigating The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” In The Palgrave Handbook of Global Mormonism, edited by R. Gordon Shepherd, et al. Palgrave MacMillan, Forthcoming.

“Global Mormon Perspectives and Experiences of Familial Structures.” In Routledge Handbook on Mormonism and Gender Studies, edited by Taylor Petrey and Amy Hoyt. Routledge, 2020.

Co-authored with Rachel Hunt Steenblik. “‘Mother in Heaven:’ A Feminist Perspective.” In The LDS Gospel Topics Series: A Scholarly Engagement. Signature, 2020.

“Saying Goodbye to the Final Say: The Softening and Reimagining of Mormon Male Headship Ideologies.” In Out of Obscurity: Mormonism Since 1945, edited by Patrick Mason and John Turner. Oxford University Press, 2016.

“The Mormon Conception of Women’s Nature and Role: A Feminist Analysis.” Feminist Theology 22, no. 2 (2014): 186-202.

Co-edited with Claudia Bushman. Mormon Women Have Their Say: Essays from the Claremont Oral History Collection. Kofford, 2013.