Grad Profiles

Stephen Betts

Doctoral Student


  • University of Virginia - PhD Religious Studies (anticipated 2024)
  • Brigham Young University - MA Linguistics
  • Brigham Young University - BA Biblical Studies (New Testament)

Areas of Specialization

American Religions, Mormon Studies 

Research Interests

Religion in public life, embodiment, gender, the “ontological turn” in anthropology, the intersection of translation studies and philosophy, “modernity,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Courses Taught (TA)

  • Evangelicalism
  • Intro to American Studies
  • Intro to Eastern Religious Traditions

Featured in the Virginia Center for the Study of Religion Student Spotlights.