W. PAUL REEVE

Curriculum Vitae Biosketch

W. PAUL REEVE portrait
  • Professor, History, University of Utah
  • Director of Graduate Studies, History, University of Utah

Biography

Education

  • PhD 2002, History, University of Utah

Honors & Awards

  • Best Book Award, Religion of a Different Color. Mormon History Association, 06/2016
  • Francis Armstrong Madsen Best History Book Award, Religion of a Different Color. Utah State Historical Society, 09/2016
  • Smith-Pettit Best Book Award, Religion of a Different Color. John Whitmer Historical Association, 09/2016
  • Smith Pettit Best First Book Award, Making Space on the Western Frontier. Mormon History Association, 2008
  • J. Talmage Jones Award of Excellence, "Places That Can Be Easily Defended": A Case Study in the Economics of Abandonment during Utah's Black Hawk War. Mormon History Association, 2008
  • Virgil Award. History Graduate Student Association, 04/2013
  • Ramona W. Cannon Award for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities. College of Humanities, University of Utah, 04/2011
  • Early Career Teaching Award. The Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence, University of Utah, 04/2011
  • Faculty Fellowship. University of Utah, 03/2011

Biography

W. Paul Reeve is the Director of Graduate Studies in the History Department at the University of Utah where he teaches courses on Utah history, Mormon history, and the history of the U.S. West. His book, Religion of a Different Color: Race and the Mormon Struggle for Whiteness, (Oxford, 2015) received the Mormon History Association’s Best Book Award, the John Whitmer Historical Association’s Smith-Pettit Best Book Award, and the Utah State Historical Society’s Francis Armstrong Madsen Best History Book Award. He also wrote Making Space on the Western Frontier: Mormons, Miners, and Southern Paiutes and co-edited two additional books. He is the recipient of the University of Utah’s Early Career Teaching Award and of the College of Humanities Ramona W. Cannon Award for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities.

In the Media

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • United States of America