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Amy Easton-Flake

Associate Professor
Ancient Scripture

210E JSB
Provo, UT 84602


Dr. Easton-Flake is an associate professor of Ancient Scripture and affiliate faculty of Global Women’s Studies and American Studies at Brigham Young University. She joined the BYU faculty in 2013 after receiving her Ph.D. in English from Brandeis University (2011). Dr. Easton-Flake also holds a master's degree in Women Studies from Brandeis, a master’s degree in English from BYU, and a bachelor’s degree in American Studies and Marriage, Family, and Human Development from BYU. Her research focuses on nineteenth-century women’s poetry, transatlantic travel, reform literature, and biblical hermeneutics.

Courses Taught: GWS 330: Women in the Scriptures; REL A 211: The Gospels; REL A 301: The Old Testament Genesis-2 Samuel; REL A 302: The Old Testament 1 Kings-Malachi; REL A 303: Old Testament Studies at the Jerusalem Center; REL A 275: Teaching and Doctrine of the Book of Mormon; REL A 121: The Book of Mormon 1 Nephi-Alma 29; REL A 122: The Book of Mormon Alma 30-Moroni 10

Areas of Expertise: women in the Hebrew Bible; women in the New Testament; the Book of Mormon through a narrative lens; nineteenth-century women’s biblical hermeneutics, reform literature, poetry, and travel literature; Latter-day Saint’s use and interpretation of scriptures in the nineteenth century; and nineteenth-century transatlantic reform movements and travel.

Research Interests

nineteenth-century women’s reform literature, nineteenth-century women’s biblical hermeneutics, Latter-day Saint women’s construction of self and place through print, the Book of Mormon through a narrative lens, and reception history of the Bible and Book of Mormon.

Teaching Interests

Book of Mormon, New Testament, Women in the Scriptures


  • Ph.D., American Literature , Nineteenth-Century, Brandeis University (2011)

Courses Taught

Amy Easton-Flake