• PhD, History, University of Utah


W. Paul Reeve is Professor of History and holder of the Simmons Professorship in Mormon Studies 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 Utah Council for the Social Studies' University Teacher of the Year award, the University of Utah’s Early Career Teaching Award and the College of Humanities' Ramona W. Cannon Award for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities.