PUBLICATIONS AND RESEARCH
Nominated for Best First Book Published in 2018 by the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association.
‘Earth Memory Compass’ leads Diné author home, Navajo Times, January 23, 2020.
James T. Carroll in the Pacific Historical Review, Volume 88, Number 4, Fall 2019, pp. 738-739.
Jennifer Denetdale in the History of Education Quarterly, Volume 59, Issue 3, August 2019, pp. 419-422.
John R. Gram in the Journal of Arizona History, Volume 60, Number 3, Autumn 2019, pp. 343-345.
Miranda J. Haskie in Tribal College: Journal of American Indian Higher Education, Volume 31, Number 2, Winter 2019, p. 46.
Robert S. McPherson in Journal of Mormon History, Volume 45, Number 2, April 2019, pp. 148-151.
Matthew Villeneuve in The Western Historical Quarterly, Volume 51, Issue 1, Spring 2020, pp. 100-101.
ARTICLES & CHAPTERS
“An Indian Boarding School Family,” Phi Kappa Phi Forum 99, no. 4 (Winter 2019): 8-11.
“Aloha in Diné Bikéyah: Mormon Hawaiians and Navajos, 1949 to 1990,” in Essays on American Indian and Mormon History edited by P. Jane Hafen and Brenden W. Rensink (University of Utah Press, 2019). Order now.
“Indigenizing Mormonisms,” Mormon Studies Review 6 (2019): 1-16.
“Intergenerational Ties: Diné Memories of the Crownpoint Boarding School during the 1960s,” New Mexico Historical Review 93, no. 4 (Fall 2018): 399-420.
“Miss Indian BYU: Contestations over the Crown and Indian Identity,” Journal of the West 52, no. 3 (Summer 2013): 10-21.
[You can see a proof of the article by clicking on image. The article was copyrighted ABC-CLIO, LLC©2013, reprinted with permission]
Guest editor, “Miss Indian Pageants in the West,” Journal of the West 52, no. 3 (Summer 2013).
This article, “Miss Indian BYU: Contestation Over the Crown and Indian Identity,” examines the history and experiences of the Miss Indian BYU Pageant, which was cancelled in 2007 (but recently re-started). After being crowned as Miss Indian BYU and interviewing numerous former Miss Indian BYUs, Farina King offers key insights of the meaning and experience of Miss Indian pageants in the twentieth century.
Farina King writes about her experiences in the Miss Indian BYU Pageant of 2006 as portrayed partly in this video.
Books in Progress:
“Gáamalii dóó Diné: A Memoir of Navajo Latter-day Saints,” book manuscript in preparation for review.
“Returning Home: Navajo Creative Works from the Intermountain Indian School,” book manuscript co-authoring with Mike Taylor and James Swensen under contract.
Articles in Progress:
“A ‘Loyal Countrywoman’: Rachel Caroline Eaton, Alumna of the Cherokee National Female Seminary,” chapter manuscript accepted for edited volume under contract.
“Red Power at BYU: Shizhé’é and American Indian Students at Brigham Young University in the Civil Rights Era,” chapter manuscript under review.