Mormonism and Mexico: A Case Study in Religion and Borderlands


Combined format


Claremont, CA and Online


June 27-28, 2022 (virtual); July 1-8, 2022 (residential); July 18-22, 2022 (virtual)


3 weeks


Professional Development Program

Professional Development Program Type

Professional Development Program Audience




This three-week Institute will use the history of Mormonism in Mexico as a case study to explore the impact of borders and migration on religious change in the modern world in terms of religious, political, cultural, and social history. The Institute will proceed in three lines of work: first, considering theoretical work on the topic of borderlands and its relationship to religion; second, focusing on themes dealing with Mormonism in Mexico and pursuing related projects; third, discussing participants' projects and how they engage with the dynamic space of religion on the US-Mexico border. Ultimately, the Institute will engage in questions beyond Mormonism itself, relevant to educators interested in a range of topics surrounding migration and borderlands.

Project Director(s)

Matthew Bowman; Daniel Ramirez

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Rudy Busto; Lisa Crane; Patricia Fortuny; Enriqueta Gomez; Fernando Gomez; Joshua Goode; Romeo Guzman; Rebecca Janzen; David Knowlton; Alvaro Daniel Marquez; Matt Martinich; Elisa Pulido; Sujey Vega

Grantee Institution

Claremont Graduate University

Funded through the Division of Education Programs