Kristine Wardle Frederickson is an adjunct at Brigham Young University and Utah Valley University where she teaches religion, and world, European and American history. She received her PhD in history from the University of Utah. Her dissertation explored the religious underpinnings in the activist efforts of 19th-century British Christian feminist Josephine Butler. She writes and presents on a wide range of doctrinal and historical topics, individuals, and events in LDS, American, and European history. She is the author of Extraordinary Courage: Women Empowered by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She also writes and speaks on human trafficking—women and children in sexual servitude—and is currently readying a book on trafficking for publication. She writes a bi-weekly column for Deseret News, Mormon Times, focused on the international church and LDS church practice and doctrine.