Rev. Dr. Jim Mitulski will moderate a conversation with K. Mohrman, author of the newly-published Exceptionally Queer: Mormon Peculiarity and U.S. Nationalism, and Taylor Petrey, author of the 2020 Tabernacles of Clay: Sexuality and Gender in Modern Mormonism. Morhman’s critical work is a powerful rethinking of Mormonism and its place in U.S. history, culture, and politics, arguing that Mormon peculiarity is a potent expression of U.S. exceptionalism. Petrey’s research posits that Mormonism is conflicted between ontologies of gender essentialism and gender fluidity, illustrating a broader tension in the history of sexuality in modernity itself.