Communication strategies people use when personal identity conflicts with social expectations in membership groups such as congregations, work teams, and classrooms.
Organizational and technological innovation in education.
QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES
Oral History, Rhetorical Criticism, Archival Research, Coding, Participant Observation, Interviews, Topic Modeling
Working Title: “Young Mormon Women as Insiders/Outsiders: Exploring Tensions of Organizational Membership in Tight-Knit Communities, 1975-2000”
I am using oral history and rhetorical analysis to study group membership and individual identity among LDS young women in the American West in the late twentieth century. I plan to interview twenty-five women who relocated as Mormon teenagers to predominantly LDS communities between 1975 and 2000. I am specifically wondering how members of tight-knit religious communities reacted when newcomers entered the group, and how newcomers navigated these situations.
American Journalism Historians Association (AJHA)
Coordinating Council for Women in History (CCWH)
International Communication Association (ICA)
Mormon History Association (MHA)
Oral History Association (OHA)
Rhetoric Society of America (RSA)
Western Association of Women Historians (WAWH)