The Mormon History Association honored Religion of a Different Color with its Best Book award at its annual conference on Friday, June 10.
"Religion of a Different Color is a true historical tour de force. It instantly joins
the elite ranks of the Mormon studies canon, becoming required reading for anyone
interested in the Mormon past (or present). The book's utility goes far beyond Mormon
studies, however, as it should also be consulted by scholars of whiteness and American
race relations as an expert analysis of how religion impacted and was impacted by
the national discourse about race." -- BYU Studies Review
Two Guggenheim Fellowships Awarded to Outstanding College of Humanities Professors
Congratulations to Alyssa Victoria Mae Wall for winning on of the two J. Willard Marriott Library Honors awards this year. Hers was in the category of Social Science / Science. The title of her thesis was "A Tradition of Appropriation of Culture for Political Gain: Music in Korea."
Congratulations to Professor Elizabeth Clement for being awarded the 2016 Faculty Teaching Award for Excellence in General Education!
We are pleased to announce that three Department of History faculty members have won 2016 Kickstart Grants from the College of Humanities.
Congratulations to Professors Cohen, Durbach, and Lowey-Ball!
Congratulations to Professor Horn for receiving the Excellence in Global Education Award sponsored by the Office for Global Engagement.
"Her leadership to establish the Center for Latin American Studies and gain NRC status has a far-reaching impact for student and faculty global engagement at the U as well as in K-12 education and the local community."
Congratulations to Professor Adams for receiving the Calvin S. and JeNeal N. Hatch Prize in Teaching for 2016.
"The Hatch Prize in Teaching is awarded to an outstanding faculty member who has made significant contributions to teaching at the University of Utah for an extended period of time. Specifically, the committee looks for a faculty member who has distinguished him or herself through the development of new and innovative teaching methods, inventiveness in the curriculum and classroom, as well as commitment to enhancing student learning."
A sincere thank you to everyone who attended Futures in History, and we look forward to seeing you again at next year's career social event!
Professor Paul Reeve was invited by the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at BYU to give a lecture titled "From Not White Enough to Too White: Rethinking the Mormon Racial Story." His lecture is based on research from his recent book Religion of a Different Color: Race and the Mormon Struggle for Whiteness, published by the Oxford University Press, 2015.
Students from the University of Utah and from colleges and universities in Hyderabad and across India, pose together. The students are participants in a major grant on sustainable urbanization sponsored by the US Consulate Hyderabad, and directed by Department of History faculty member Benjamin Cohen.
New U of U Grad School Podcast Series Features History Ph.D. Student
Brad Dennis, who will graduate with his Ph.D. in History from the University of Utah this December, discusses the origins of interethnic and interreligious conflict at the birth of the modern Middle East from the ashes of the Ottoman Empire. The conflicts he describes, instigated by foreign interventions and realizing a horrific peak of violence in terrorism and the mistrust, discrimination, and eventual ethnic cleansing that it engenders, provide a fascinating and almost eerily analogous comparison to — and cautionary lesson about — contemporary events.
Professor Elizabeth Clement Featured in the 2015 U of U Innovate Report
Listen to the 2015 Frontiers of New Media Symposium
Keynote - Dr. Marwan Kraidy, "Burning Man and Laughing Cow: Digital Dissent and Democratic Divides"
Roundtable Discussion - "Digital Democracy | Digital Divides"