Kathleen Flake

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Kathleen Flake in 2016

Kathleen Flake was appointed to the Richard L. Bushman chair of Mormon studies at the University of Virginia in 2013.[1] Previously she was a professor of American Religious History at the Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion at Vanderbilt University.[citation needed] She has a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University and a J.D. from the University of Utah[citation needed]. She was previously an attorney based in Washington, D.C. She has an M.A. from the Catholic University of America and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.[citation needed] While a graduate student Flake took a summer seminar course for graduate students on Mormon History with Richard L. Bushman.[2]

Flake is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [3] and served a mission in Japan.[citation needed]


  • Flake, Kathleen (2004). The Politics of Religious Identity: the Seating of Senator Reed Smoot, Mormon Apostle. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. ISBN 9780807863541. OCLC 57707347.
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