Natalie K. Rose is a historian of American religions, gender, and childhood and youth. Her dissertation explores young women’s roles within Mormonism from 1869 to 1920 as the church transitioned from being perceived as an “outsider” religion to (tentatively) being accepted as an American church. During her doctoral studies at Michigan State University, she has taught survey classes on American History and thematic classes about the history of childhood and American Jewish History. She is also proud to call herself a permablogger at, where she is humbled to work alongside very talented scholars. She also serves on the board of the National Women’s History Project, an organization behind the implementation of National Women’s History Month in the United States.

Between her graduate studies at Sarah Lawrence College and Michigan State University, Natalie cultivated her research skills in the non-profit sector ranging from organizations dedicated to consumer advocacy rights and raising awareness about women’s issues.

Born in Michigan but raised in California, Washington D.C. and New York City, Natalie has recently developed a love for the Intermountain West while she conducted archival research in Utah.

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