Boyd Petersen's background is in Romanticism and Religious Studies. He regularly teaches Literature of the Sacred and Mormon Literature and is the Program Coordinator for Mormon Studies. He is currently the editor of Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, past book review editor at the Journal of Mormon History, and the past president of the Association for Mormon Letters.
PhD, University of Utah, Comparative Literature
"'One Soul Shall Not Be Lost': The War in Heaven in Mormon Thought" Journal of Mormon History 38.1 (2012): 1-50.
Myths of Male Mothers: Allegorical Renderings of the Birth Topos in Nineteenth-Century Poetic Production (Saarbrucken, Germ: VDM Verlag Dr. Muller, 2007).
“The Reality of Artifice: Villiers de l’Isle-Adam’s L’Ève future and the Anxiety of Reproduction.” The New York Review of Science Fiction 18.10 (2006): 1+.