Research Keywords

  • social movements, Mormon Studies, conservatism

Creative Research

  • "Barry Goldwater, the Social Issue, and the Transformation of Conservative Politics" Literary Arts, in progress 01/01/2016.
  • "From New Deal to New Right: Ezra Taft Benson and the Emergence of the Latter-day Saints in the American Conservative Movement." Literary Arts, submitted 01/01/2016.
  • Faith and Reason, Conscience and Conflict: The Paths of Lowell Bennion, Sterling McMurrin, and Obert C. Tanner Literary Arts, refereed, submitted 01/01/2016.
  • "It will take more than removing a flag for the country to mend," Op ed, 2015 Other, completed 10/09/2015.
  • "Birthers, Other Conspiracy Theorists Make Governing Difficulty, Op-ed, May 2011. Other, completed 05/07/2011.
  • "Fear Factor: Making Sense of the Paranoid Mind," Book Forum, XVI (February-March 2010), 8-9. Literary Arts, completed 02/2010.

Presentations

  • The Ku Klux Klan in Colorado. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/29/2017.
  • Two Utahs: Religious and Secular Landscapes in the Great Basin West Vernacular Architecture Conference. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/26/2017.
  • The Bystander in the Holocaust Symposium on the Bystander During World War II University of Utah Law School. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/24/2017.
  • Religion as a Boundary in an American City Conference on Migrations and Borders in the United States University of Grenoble Alpes. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/17/2017.
  • "Western History and the state of Western Politics". Conference Paper, Accepted, 10/22/2016.
  • Panel Moderator, "A Conversation with the Editors of Dialogue". Conference Paper, Accepted, 09/30/2016.
  • Chair and Commentator, "Ezra Taft Benson,". Conference Paper, Accepted, 06/17/2016.
  • "Mormonism in the Academy: Teaching, Scholarship, and Faith". Conference Paper, Accepted, 06/09/2016.
  • "The Faith Quest of Obert C. Tanner". Conference Paper, Presented, 04/19/2014.
  • “Why do Americans believe in Conspiracy Theories?” Dixie State University . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/30/2013.
  • "Can Mormons be White in America?" Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities.". Conference Paper, Presented, 01/2012.
  • "Enemies Within: The Culture of Conspiracy in Modern America.". Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/28/2010.
  • "Barry Goldwater in Memory and History.". Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2009.

Languages

  • Hebrew, functional.
  • Spanish, functional.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • India
    Created faculty exchange with Osmania University.
  • Israel
    Organizes the Owens Chair that brings faculty from Israel and Palestine to teach classes at the University of Utah.
  • Occupied Palestinian Territory
    See Owens Chair description.
  • Sweden
    Did Fulbright at Uppsala University.

Publications

  • Robert A. Goldberg & Linda and Jack Newell (2018). Conscience and Community: Sterling McMurrin, Obert Tanner, and Lowell Bennion. University of utah Press. Published, 08/01/2018.
  • Robert A. Goldberg (2017). Can Mormons be White in America. Dialogue. Vol. Winter 2017. Published, 12/01/2017.
  • Robert A. Goldberg (2017). Mormonism in the Academy: Teaching, Scholarship, and Faith. Brigham Young University Press. Published, 12/01/2017.
  • Robert A. Goldberg (2017). The Bystander in the Holocaust. Utah Law Review. 649-659. Published, 11/01/2017.
  • "Barry Goldwater in HIstory and Memory" in Elizabeth Tandy Sherman, ed., Barry Goldwater and the Transformation of the American Political Landscape," (University of Arizona Press, Tucson, 2013), 259-69. Published, 06/01/2013.
  • "Fear Factor: Making Sense of the Paranoid Mind," Book Forum, XVI, 8-9. Published, 02/2010.
  • “The Western Hero in American Politics: Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan and The Rise of the Modern Conservative Movement,” in Jeff Roche, ed., The Political Culture of the New West, University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, 2008, 13-50. Published, 2008.
  • Conspiracy Theories in American History, ABC CLIO Press, Santa Barbara, 2003. Edited with Peter Knight, Jeffrey Pasley, and Larry Schweikart. Published, 2003.
  • Enemies Within: The Culture of Conspiracy in Modern America, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2001. Published, 2001.
  • Grassroots Resistance: Social Movements in Twentieth Century America, Wadsworth Press, San Francisco, 1991. Reprinted by Waveland Press, Chicago, 1996. Published, 1996.
  • Barry Goldwater, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1995. Published, 1995.
  • Hooded Empire: The Ku Klux Klan in Colorado, University of Illinois Press, Urbana, 1981. Published, 1981.
  • Hooded Empire: The Ku Klux Klan in Colorado, University of Illinois Press, Urbana, 1981. Published, 1981.