When Pittsburgh Meets Utah: Mormonism’s Structural Resistance To Diversity Five years after her very public leave-taking from Brigham Young University, Professor Farr found herself still fielding questions about that part of her life she thought she had left behind. More disturbing, she found she was still angry–but not at what the questioners imagined. Following the same path she took as a developing feminist theorist, Cecilia traces the stages in her response to BYU, from consciousness-raising to personal offense at individual oppressors to activism and vigorous (sometimes detached) critique of the systems of oppression. She concludes that frustration with systemic oppression is a powerful force for activists and theorists, one that can be harnessed to facilitate social change.
Cecillia Konchar Farr