PUBLICATIONS AND RESEARCH
ARTICLES & CHAPTERS
“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 into 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 review.
Articles in Progress:
“The Southwest Indian Mission and Indigenous Mormon Borderlands,” chapter manuscript under review.