Quincy D. Newell is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Hamilton College. She is an expert on the religious history of the American West and has published extensively in that field. She has also become a leader in Mormon Studies, focusing on race in the nineteenth-century Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her most recent book, Your Sister in the Gospel: The Life of Jane Manning James, a Nineteenth-Century Black Mormon, was published by Oxford University Press in 2019. Newell is also the co-editor of the Mormon Studies Review.