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About Michelle Mueller

Michelle Mueller has degrees from the Graduate Theological Union, the Pacific School of Religion, and Bryn Mawr College. Her research focuses on gender and sexuality in new religious movements. Mueller's dissertation examined alternative religious families' uses of reality television as a medium for public advocacy (e.g., Sister Wives). Interested particularly in California's religious legacies, Mueller has spent time doing participant-observation within local Wiccan communities. Mueller has been a Visiting Scholar of Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics & Ritual (WATER), a Christine Downing Dissertation Fellow, and the recipient of two Newhall Teaching Fellowships.
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Positions

2018 - Present Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer in Religion in America, Santa Clara University Department of Religious Studies
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2017 - 2018 Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer in Religion and Society, Santa Clara University Department of Religious Studies
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2014 - 2017 Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer, Santa Clara University Department of Religious Studies
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Curriculum Vitae


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Grants

2020 - Present Adam the Father, Eve the Mother: The Adam-God Doctrine & ‘Heavenly Parents’ in Mormonism
Center for Arts and Humanities
Faculty Fellowship
2019 - Present Interviews with Mormon Polygamist Women and Men on the Subject of Religious Plural Marriage
Association for the Sociology of Religion
Joseph H. Fichter Research Grant
Role: Principal Investigator
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Professional Service and Affiliations

Present Faculty Member, Living Religions Collaborative
2017 - 2020 Unit Chair, American Academy of Religion Western Region
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Courses

  • Sociology of Religion
  • Religion in America
  • Religion & Ethnography
  • Is Scientology a Religion?

Education

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2016 Ph.D. in Religious Studies & Theology, Graduate Theological Union
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2008 Master of Divinity, Pacific School of Religion
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2008 Certificate in Sexuality & Religion, Pacific School of Religion
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2005 B.A. in Religion & Classical Studies, Bryn Mawr College
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