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Janet Bennion


Professor of Anthropology

Janet Bennion is a Professor of Anthropology with a M.A. in Social Anthropology from Portland State University and a Ph.D. from University of Utah. She is the preeminent world scholar on polygyny among Mormon Fundamentalist groups, having published extensively on female networking and the variability of poly lifestyles, including Women of Principle (University of Oxford Press, 1998) and Polygamy in Primetime (Brandeis University Press 2012). Her latest publication is collaborative and international, stemming from several international conference discussions about how to handle the poly world legally, compiled in the volume, The Polygamy Question (Utah State and Colorado Presses, 2015). Her most recent research explores polyamory networks in Paris where she is testing the efficacy of network theory (published in Sexualities, 2020).