Amy Moff Hudec, PhD

Director
School of Continuing Studies

Photo of Amy Moff Hudec, PhD

Education

PhD, Boston University

MA, Boston College

BA, University of Redlands

Contact

Hornby Hall
Suite 129
P: 909.748.8863
E: amy_moffhudec@redlands.edu

Learn more about our Director

Education

BA, University of Redlands, Economics and Sociology

MA, Boston College, Sociology

PhD, Boston University, Sociology of Religion

Courses Taught

Sociology: Introduction to Sociology; Sex and Gender; Sexuality and Social Life; Gender Stratification; Inequality in Education; Millennials; Race on Campus

Religious Studies: Religion and Family; Religion and Politics; Queer Religiosities; World Religions; Women of God; Religion in America; New Religious Movements; Women, Sex, and Western Religion; Religion and Popular Culture

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies; Feminist Ethics; Pregnancy and Power; Intersections of Religion, Sex, and Media

Community Service Learning: Into the Streets, Worthy Poor

School of Continuing Studies: Introduction to Sociology; Religion and Popular Culture; World Religions; Theories of Human Nature

University Service

  • Director, School of Continuing Studies
  • Project Director, Social Justice, School of Continuing Studies
  • Associate Director, Community Service Learning
  • Visiting Professor, Religious Studies
  • Adjunct Professor, Religious Studies; Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies; Sociology; Johnston
  • Developer, LGBTQ+ Leadership Certificate
  • Johnston Community Member
  • Race on Campus: A Student Conference – Founding Faculty Advisor
  • Charlotte Huck Children’s Literature Festival Committee
  • Women, Gender, and Sexuality Advisory Committee
  • L.U.S.T – Faculty Advisor
  • Mortar Board – Faculty Advisor

Volunteer Service

  • Redlands Service Club Council, Member
  • YMCA, Board Member
  • Trans heartline House, Board Member
  • Redlands Area Interfaith Council, Member
  • Redlands Family Service University Liaison (past)
  • Volunteer Coordinator – Jenna Guzman-Lowery, City Council Campaign

Publications, Presentations, and Panels

“Sexual Encounters and Manhood Acts: Evangelicals, Latter-day Saints, and Religious Masculinities.” 2019. with Kelsy Burke, St. Norbert College. republished in  Emerson, Michael O.Mirola, William A. (Editor)Monahan, Susanne C. (Editor). 2019. Sociology of Religion: A Reader. Routledge, New York. 

"Mastectomies: Identity and Politics." 2018. University of Redlands, WGS Conference. With Blair Newman, Chase Leckemby, and Riley Oestreicher

Courting Eternity: Latter-day Saint Dating, Courtship, and Celestial Marriage In and Out of Utah.

“Unsettled and Lost: The Consequences of Being Single in the Mormon Church.” 2016. The Carol Mukhopadhyay Feminist Lecture Series, San Jose State University.

“Sexual Encounters and Manhood Acts: Evangelicals, Latter-day Saints, and Religious Masculinities.” 2015. with Kelsy Burke, St. Norbert College. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54(2).

“Amish.” 2015. In Stone, John, Rutledge Dennis, Polly Rizova, Anthony Smith, and Xiaoshuo Hou (ed.). Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism. New York: Blackwell.

“Mormons and Race.” 2015. In Stone, John, Rutledge Dennis, Polly Rizova, Anthony Smith, and Xiaoshuo Hou (ed.). Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism. New York: Blackwell.

 “Sex and the Single Mormon” Eastern Sociological Association, Boston, MA 2013.

“Constructions of Gender in the LDS Church: Beyond Expressions of Masculinity and Women’s Agency” Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Phoenix, AZ, 2012.

“Sexual Encounters for Evangelical and Latter-day Saint Men: A Theory of Men’s Sexual Agency in Gender-Traditional Religions” American Sociological Association, Denver, CO, 2012. With Kelsy Burke.

“Sexual Abstinence as Women’s Responsibility: Expectations Within Evangelical and Latter-day Saint Communities” Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Milwaukee, WI, 2011. With Courtney Irby.

“Between Worlds: The LDS Church, A “Peculiar” People, and A Secular Mask” Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Milwaukee, WI, 2011.

“Leaving the Law of Chastity Behind: The Transition from Abstinence to Marital Sexuality in the LDS Church” Association for the Sociology of Religion, Las Vegas, NV, 2011.

“The Preservation of Heterosexual, Marital Sexuality: Structural and Cultural Influences on the Sex Lives of Latter-day Saints and Evangelicals” American Sociological Association, Las Vegas 2011. With Courtney Irby.

“Practicing Purity Under Pressure: Chastity Maintenance Among Unmarried Latter-day Saint and Evangelical Women,” Thinking Gender Conference, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 2011.

“Negotiating Belief and Practice: Family of Origin Influences on the Spiritual Lives of Adult Children.” Association for the Sociology of Religion, Atlanta, GA, 2010.

“This is How We (Don't) Do it: Sexual Scripts Among Unmarried Latter-day Saints and Evangelicals” Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Baltimore, MD, 2010.

“Engagement, Endogamy, and Eternity: Courtship in a Mormon Ward.” Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Louisville, KY, 2008

“Parental Narratives: Family and Religion among Latter-day Saints and Conservative Protestants” Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Louisville, KY, 2008.

“Strong Agents, Strong Limits: Women in Latter-day Saints Communities.” Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Tampa, FL, 2007

“Women/Ethnography.” Invited panel led by Dr. Jim Spickard, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Tampa, FL, 2007

“Spiritual Narrative in Everyday Life: Theories and Methods for Studying Modern Religion – A Report on Research in Progress.” Invited presentation, Social Science and Religion Network, Boston University, Boston, MA, 2006