Jacob Bender is a current PhD candidate in English at the University of Iowa, with an MA from the University of Utah and a BA from BYU-Idaho. He has previously published in Dialogue, Sunstone, shipsofhagoth, and West Trade Review, among others. His current research focuses on comparativist approaches to Irish Modernism and Latin-American literature. He formerly taught at SLCC and LDSBC, and has also worked as a reporter in Mexico, an ELL instructor in China, and a missionary in Puerto Rico. He hails from western Washington.
He is the author of “This Is Not a Photograph: Nephi Anderson’s DORIAN as a Sort of LDS SONS AND LOVERS; or A PORTRAIT OF THE MORMON SOLIPSIST AS A YOUNG MAN” included in our Peculiar Edition of Dorian.