MARTHA S BRADLEY portrait
  • Associate Vice President Academic Affairs
  • Deputy CAO, Sr Vp Academic Affairs - Oper
  • Senior Associate Vice President Undergraduate Studies
  • Dean Undergraduate Studies
  • Adjunct Professor, Management Department
  • Adjunct Professor, City & Metropolitan Planning
  • Professor, School Of Architecture

Research Summary

My recent work on spatial religious communities maps the distinctive space, patterns, meanings and practices of communal religious groups such as the Branch Davidians, the FLDS, the Oneida, the Shakers, and Adidam as they imagine and construct spatial worlds. During the past two decades, my scholarship has been in three main areas: Public History, Gender and Community, and Religious Community.

Biography

Dr. Martha Bradley-Evans is a professor in the College of Architecture + Planning who teaches history and theory classes.  Between 2002 and 2011, Dr. Bradley served as the Dean of the Honors College and in July 2011 became the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Undergraduate Studies.   An award winning teacher, Bradley is the recipient of the University of Utah Distinguished Teaching Award, the University Professorship, the Student Choice Excellence in Teaching Award, the Bennion Center Service Learning Professorship, the Park Fellowship and the Borchard Fellowship.  In 2008, she received the Honorary AIA Award from AIA Utah.  She was the vice chair of the Utah State Board of History and chair of the Utah Heritage Foundation. 

Her books include:  Kidnapped from that Land:  The Government Raids on the Short Creek Polygamists; The Four Zinas:  Mothers and Daughters on the Frontier; and Pedastals and Podiums:  Utah Women, Religious Authority and Equal Rights; Glorious in Persecution:  Joseph Smith, American Prophet, 1839-1844.

Her most recent work on spatial religious communities maps the distinctive patterns, meanings and practices of communal religious groups such as the Branch Davidians, the FLDS, and Adidam as they imagine and construct spatial worlds.  Her past scholarship has been in three main areas:  Public History, Gender and Community, and Religious Community.