Janiece Johnson

Better Understanding of Our Own Present Through Our Shared Spiritual Past

Class synopsis:
The story of the Restoration is not just the story of the Josephs and the Brighams; it is a tapestry including all the textures, all the colors, and all the faces. Much of our understanding of women's role in the Restoration has been lost over time. Come and learn about the spectrum of experience of women of the Restoration to better understand our own present.

Janiece Johnson is a transplanted, Bay Area, California native who loves history, design, art, good food, and traveling. She has master's degrees in American Religious History and Theology from Brigham Young University and Vanderbilt’s Divinity School respectively. She finished her doctoral work at the University of Leicester in England. 

Janiece has published work in gender and religious history—specializing in Mormon history and the prosecution for the Mountain Meadows Massacre. She is currently a visiting professor of Religion at Brigham Young University-Idaho and co-author of The Witness of Women: First-hand Experiences and Testimonies of the Restoration.