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The Undergrad Heretic

The term “Undergrad Heretic” was once used to describe my religious and political beliefs at a time when I was struggling to make sense of the world. Years of faith had encountered a brick wall of reason, and it was time to make some changes, both in how I view the world around me, and how I approach my faith. I’m no longer an undergraduate, but the name still sticks just the same.

Most of my academic work deals with rhetorical analyses of various events in early American history, as well as the Second World War. I also have a thriving interest in the interdisciplinary academic study of the beliefs, practices, history and culture of Mormonism and the various denominations with origins in the Latter Day Saint movement.

I am Tyler Andersen, a journalist, radio personality, historian, bibliophile, amateur philosopher, and married father of one living in Idaho. I have a B.S. in Communication with a minor in Philosophy from Brigham Young University-Idaho. I am completing an M.A. in Rhetorical Studies from Idaho State University.

When I’m not writing or researching, I love spending time with my family, traveling, eating Asian food (all kinds), enhancing my skills as a hot dog connoisseur, and prowling used book stores. You can check out some of my reviews of these places here.

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