I am a recent graduate of the doctoral program of the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Cincinnati. My areas of specialization include American fiction since 1800, Mormon fiction, and contemporary historical fiction. I also have interests in pop culture, graphic narrative, and religious-themed fiction. My dissertation was entitled Of .Many Hearts and Many Minds: The Mormon Novel and the Post-Utopian Challenge of Assimilation.
My scholarly writing and book reviews have been published in War, Literature, and the Arts, The Edgar Allan Poe Review, The International Journal of Comic Arts, Religion and the Arts, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Mormon Artist, Irreantum, and BYU Studies Quarterly. I blog monthly at Modern Mormon Men; Dawning of a Brighter Day, the official blog of the Association for Mormon Letters; and A Motley Vision: Mormon Literature and Culture. I am also the creator of the Mormon webcomic The Garden of Enid: Adventures of a Weird Mormon Girl.
William Morris’s interview with me on A Motley Vision: “Scott Hales on Teaching Mormon Literature”
Christopher Cunningham’s interview with me on lds.net: “Q&A with ‘The Garden of Enid’ creator Scott Hales”
Jana Riess’ interview with me on Flunking Sainthood: “Best. Mormon. Comic.”