Janet Bennion

Janet Bennion
Janet Bennion
Professor
Anthropology and Sociology
802.635.1270
Johnson
McClelland Hall
Academic History: 
Ph.D. University of Utah
M.A. Portland State University
B.A. Utah State University

About Janet Bennion


Dr. Bennion is a professor of sociocultural anthropology with global expertise in the legalization of polygamy with special skills and interests in the area of gender dynamics, alternative sexuality, medical anthropology, and non-traditional religious movements associated with North American Mormon fundamentalism. She has a rich publication history and her research is recognized internationally, typically focused on examining the variability and complexity of polygynous lifestyles in the Rocky Mountain landscape. University Press of New England, covering twenty years of ethnographic work, published her seminal work, Polygamy in Primetime.

 

Courses Taught


ANT 3010 - Native Societies of America
Credits: 3

ANT 3030 - Comparative Cultures
Credits: 3

ANT 3050 - Culture, Ecology, and Health
Credits: 3

ANT 3060 - Ethnocuisine
Credits: 3

ANT 3070 - Ecotourism
Credits: 3

ANT 3310 - Myth, Magic, and Religion
Credits: 3

ANT 3820 - Anthropology Fieldwork
Credits: 1 to 6

ANT 4710 - Topics in Anthropology
Credits: 1 to 3

SOC 2420 - Sociology of Globalization
 Credits: 3

SOC 2710 - Topics in Sociology
Credits: 1 to 3

SOC 3050 - Gender and Society
Credits: 3

SOC 4810 - Internship in Sociology
Credits: 1 to 6

Publications


Cover of Janet Bennion's book "The Polygamy Question"The Polygamy Question, edited with Lisa Fishbayn-Joffe, Utah State University Press-University Press of Colorado, 2015.
Polygamy on Primetime: Gender, Media, and Politics in Mormon Fundamentalism, University Press of New England, 2012.
Evaluating the Effects of Polygamy on Women and Children, Wales/London/New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 2008.
Desert Patriarchy: Gender Dynamics in the Chihuahua Valley, University of Arizona Press, March 2004
Women of Principle: Female Networking in Contemporary Mormon Polygyny, Oxford University Press, 1998.Janet Bennion's book "Polygamy on Primetime"