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Doe Daughtrey

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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4302
Instructor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4302
Biography: 

Doe Daughtrey has taught at Arizona State University since 2003, as a religious studies faculty associate, teaching associate, and (currently) full-time instructor in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies. Her undergraduate degree in education has informed her love of and commitment to teaching. Since shortly after graduating with her master’s degree in religious studies from ASU, Daughtrey was hired to develop and teach a special topics class about Mormonism. She also developed and taught courses, New and Alternative Religions in the U.S. and the Women and Religion, for ASU Online. Daughtrey enjoys teaching, working with honors college students, and serving on various undergraduate honors and master's-level students’ committees.

Daughtrey’s primary research interests have been in religion in the Americas, religious hybridity, religion and gender, and religion and popular culture. She attends International Comic-Con in San Diego and local comic-cons as often as possible in order to research the intersections of religion, gender, and popular culture. Her main specialties include Mormonism and New Religious Movements. She has presented on these topics at numerous conferences. Daughtrey’s master’s thesis involved looking at the Mormon concept of a Mother in Heaven, analyzing her as an icon and comparing her ability to act with Mary, the mother of Jesus. Her doctoral dissertation consisted of ethnographic research into the ways in which many LDS (Mormon) women create hybrid spiritualities that combine Mormon doctrines and imperatives with elements from New Age spirituality and Contemporary Paganism. She is now working on a chapter for an edited book on Mormonism and gender. She is also studying the intersections between religious studies and social work with the goal of doing research in religion and trauma.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Religious Studies, Arizona State University 2012
  • M.A. Religious Studies, Arizona State University 2002
  • B.S. Education, University of Houston 1978

 

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Research Interests: 

Dr. Daughtrey’s primary research interests have been in religion in the Americas, religious hybridity, religion and gender, and religion and popular culture. She attends International Comic-Con in San Diego and local comic-cons as often as possible in order to research the intersections of religion, gender, and popular culture. 

Publications: 
  • “The Mormon Proposition,” in Religion in the News, Winter 2009, Vol. 11, No. 3.
  • “The Divine Feminine: Complex, Capable, Compassionate, and Dangerous,” in Sunstone Magazine, Issue 139, Nov. 2005, pp. 50-51.
Research Activity: 

Dr. Daughtrey is currently conducting research in religion and trauma, looking at the ways religion insulates some individuals from trauma and the ways in which religious content and ideals, as interpreted and deployed by institutions and families, can inflict spiritual trauma on individuals and groups. She is also planning a quantitative study of extra-Mormon spiritual practices. 

Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 205Life, Sex and Death
REL 207Ritual, Symbol, and Myth
REL 374Witchcraft & Heresy in Europe
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 205Life, Sex and Death
REL 374Witchcraft & Heresy in Europe
REL 390Women, Gender and Religion
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 205Life, Sex and Death
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 101Religion, Culture, Public Life
REL 205Life, Sex and Death
REL 374Witchcraft & Heresy in Europe
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 101Religion, Culture, Public Life
REL 205Life, Sex and Death
REL 374Witchcraft & Heresy in Europe
REL 494Special Topics
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 101Religion, Culture, Public Life
REL 202Religion and Popular Culture
REL 205Life, Sex and Death
REL 374Witchcraft & Heresy in Europe
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 101Religion, Culture, Public Life
REL 202Religion and Popular Culture
REL 374Witchcraft & Heresy in Europe
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 320American Religious Traditions
REL 321Religion in America
REL 374Witchcraft & Heresy in Europe
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 374Witchcraft & Heresy in Europe
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 321Religion in America
HST 361Witchcraft & Heresy in Europe
REL 374Witchcraft & Heresy in Europe
REL 390Women, Gender and Religion
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 321Religion in America
REL 374Witchcraft & Heresy in Europe
REL 390Women and Religion
REL 494Special Topics
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 390Women and Religion
Honors / Awards: 
  • American Academy of Religion (AAR) Western Region Religion in America co-chair (2011-2014)
  • American Academy of Religion (AAR) Western Region Women’s Caucus Leader (2008-2011)
  • Sunstone Educational Foundation Board of Directors (Mormon Studies, 2005-2012)
  • Co-chair American Academy of Religion (AAR) Women & Religion section, Western region (2005-2007)
  • Nominated for GPSA Teaching Excellence Award (2006)
  • Nominated for FWA Distinguished Achievement Award (2006)
  • Organized first annual Sunstone Symposium for Mormon Studies at ASU (2006)
  • Assisted in coordinating “Through the Prism of Race and Ethnicity: Reimagining the religious history of the American West,” conference and larger ongoing research project (2005-2006)
  • Outstanding Ph.D. Student (Religious Studies, 2005)
  • Wakonse Fellow, Arizona State University (2004)
  • Norton Graduate Fellowship (2002)
  • ASU Intergroup Relations Women’s Collective Retreat participant (2001)
Professional Associations: 

American Academy of Religion

National Association of Social Workers

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History: 

Barrett Honors Students (12)

Member of Thesis Committee, Randi Frost, ASU Department of Dance (M.A. Spring, 2011)

Service: 
  • Interviewed by Michelle Chance of Cronkite News for televised story titled “Glendale tattoo artists crafts ‘safe’ voodoo dolls.” Aired on Arizona PBS Friday, October 28, 2016.
  • Interviewed by Dennis Wagner of USA Today for story about British fraud suit filed against LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson: “Mormon President Ordered to Appear in Court,” February 4, 2014.
  • Interviewed by NBC Channel 12 Phoenix about Mitt Romney possibly choosing a woman as his running mate: "Mormonism and V.P. Choice," July 6, 2012.
  • Interviewed by NBC Channel 12 Phoenix for news story about Mitt Romney’s campaign for the Republican presidential nomination: “Survey: Mormons feel misunderstood,” January 12, 2012.