An Interview with Michael Scott Van Wagenen “Between Pulpit and Pew: The Supernatural…” (Ep. 17)
Feb 22nd, 2013 by themormonbookreview
Michael Scott Van Wagenen is an assistant professor and public history coordinator at Georgia Southern University. He previously taught borderlands history at the University of Texas at Brownsville. He is the author of The Texas Republic and the Mormon Kingdom of God (South Texas Regional Studies) (Texas A&M Press, 2002) and co-editor with W. Paul Reeve of Between Pulpit and Pew: The Supernatural World in Mormon Folklore (Utah State University Press, 2011). His latest book, Remembering the Forgotten War: The Enduring Legacies of the U.s.-mexican War (Public History in Historical Perspective) , was published in 2012 by the University of Massachusetts Press. Prior to earning his Ph.D. in U.S. History at the University of Utah he was a national award-winning documentary filmmaker. His films about the U.S. – Mexico Borderlands have twice won highest honors from the National Educational Media Network and have been screened at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, the American Museum of Natural History, and numerous film festivals.