Personable and Professional

Vance, Laura

Professor of Sociology and Social Science Division Chair

Dr. Vance's passion is for teaching sociology and anthropology, and her love for teaching is inspired and sustained by watching her students experience recognition and insight, as ideas connect to their own lives and experiences. Dr. Vance's research focuses on changing roles of women in religions that emerged in nineteenth-century America, especially Seventh-day Adventism and Mormonism.



Education:


Ph.D., Simon Fraser University

M.A., Western Washington University

B.A., Western Washington University



Publications:

Vance, Laura. 2017. “God’s Messenger: Ellen G. White,” in Female Leaders in New Religious Movements, edited by Inga B. Tøllefsen and Christian Giudice. Palgrave MacMillan. Part of the Palgrave Studies in New Religions and Alternative Spiritualties series sponsored by the international Society for the Study of New Religions.

Vance, Laura. 2017. “Rejecting Women’s Ordination: The 60th General Conference Session of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church,” Nova Religio 11(4): 56-76.

Vance, Laura 2017. “The Question of Women’s Ordination and Gender Roles in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” World Religions and Spiritualties Project, Virginia Commonwealth University.

Vance, Laura. 2016. “Ellen Gould Harmon White,” World Religions and Spiritualties Project, Virginia Commonwealth University.

Vance, Laura. 2015. Women in New Religions. New York: New York University Press. Part of the NYU Press Women in Religions series.

Vance, Laura. 2014. “Gender” in Ellen Harmon White: American Prophet, edited by Terrie Dopp Aamodt, Gary Land, and Ronald L. Numbers. Oxford University Press.



 

Contact Information

vancell@brevard.edu

Phone Number: 828.884.8390

 

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