Adam Powell is COFUND Junior Research Fellow in Durham University’s Department of Theology and Religion.  His research and publications involve sociological theories of identity, particularly the work of Hans Mol, and the application of such theories to Mormonism and other new religious movements.  He is the author of Irenaeus, Joseph Smith, and God-Making Heresy (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2015) as well as Hans Mol and the Sociology of Religion (Routledge, 2017).