MATTHEW BASSO portrait
  • Associate Professor, History
  • Associate Professor, Gender Studies
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Professional Service

  • American Historical Association. Role: Appointed Member. Committee on Gender Equity. 2018 - 2021
  • Role: Selection Committee Member. Entity: Labor and Working-Class History Association, 2017-2020 Taft Labor History Prize. 2017 - 2020
  • Co-organizer, Pacific Islander Studies Initiative. 2016 - present
  • Role: Appointed Member. Entity: Organization of American Historians International Committee, 2015-2018. 2015 - 2018
  • Role: Elected Member. Entity: Pacific Coast Branch American Historical Association Nominating Committee. 2015 - 2018
  • American Studies Association. Book Review Editor (with Laura Briggs) of American Quarterly, the American Studies Association’s flagship journal, 2015-2018. 2015 - 2017
  • Entity: Men and Masculinities Editorial Board Member. 2013 - present
  • Entity: Coalition for Western Women's History Steering Committee Member. 2012 - present
  • Western History Association. Committee on Race in the American West. 2010 - present

Internal Service

  • Pacific Island Studies Initiative Working Group. Member, 2017 - present. service.
  • Director of Graduate Studies. 2017 - 2020. service.
  • Independent Reviewer, University Research Committee. 2016 - present. service.
  • Pacific Island Studies Transformative Excellence Proposal. Lead Organizer, 2016 - 2017. service.
  • Chair, Gender Studies Tenure and Promotion Committee. 2014 - 2014. service.
  • University General Education Curriculum Council. 2014 - 2016. service.
  • Department of History Honors Advisor. 2014 - 2017. service.
  • University Interdisciplinary Teaching Programs Advisory Committee. Committee Member, 2012 - 2013. service.
  • Department of History U.S. West Position Search Committee. Committee Member, 2012 - 2013. service.

Honors & Awards

  • Aileen H. Clyde Professorship. College of Humanities, 2021
  • Public Service Professor. University of Utah Bennion Center, 2017
  • Virgil C. Aldrich Faculty Fellow. Tanner Humanities Center, University of Utah, 2016
  • Distinguished Lecturer. Organization of American Historians, 2016
  • Honors Humanities Professorship. University of Utah, 2014
  • Pacific Coast Branch Book Award. American Historical Association Pacific Coast Branch, 2014
  • Philip Taft Labor History Book Award. Cornell University ILR School and the Labor and Working Class History Association, 2014
  • Faculty Research Grant Award. University Research Committee, 2014
  • Resident Scholar Fellowship. Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies , 2013
  • Distinguished Graduate and Post-Doctoral Mentor Award. University of Utah Graduate School , 2012
  • Alpha Rho Scholars’ Choice Instructor of Distinction Award. Phi Alpha Theta, 2012
  • Alpha Rho Scholars’ Choice Instructor of Distinction Award. Phi Alpha Theta, 2011
  • Autry Public History Prize. Western History Association, 2010
  • Award of Merit. American Association of State and Local History , 2010
  • Outstanding Public History Project - Honorable Mention. National Council for Public History, 2010

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