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

  • American Historical Association. Role: Appointed Member. Committee on Gender Equity. 01/2018 - 01/2021
  • Labor and Working-Class History Association, 2017-2020. Role: Selection Committee Member. Taft Labor History Prize. 05/2017 - 04/2020
  • Organization of American Historians . Role: Appointed Member. International Committee, 2015-2018. 01/2015 - 01/2018
  • Pacific Coast Branch American Historical Association. Role: Elected Member. Nominating Committee. 01/2015 - 01/2018
  • American Studies Association. Book Review Editor (with Laura Briggs) of American Quarterly, the American Studies Association’s flagship journal, 2015-2018 . 01/2015 - 12/2017
  • Men and Masculinities. Editorial Board Member. 01/2013 - present
  • Coalition for Western Women's History. Steering Committee Member. 10/2012 - present
  • Western History Association. Committee on Race in the American West. 10/2010 - present

Internal Service

  • Pacific Island Studies Initiative Working Group. Member, 09/2017 - present. University service.
  • Director of Graduate Studies. 07/2017 - 06/2020. Department service.
  • Independent Reviewer, University Research Committee. 09/2016 - present. University service.
  • Pacific Island Studies Transformative Excellence Proposal. Lead Organizer, 01/2016 - 09/2017. University service.
  • Department of History Honors Advisor. 09/2014 - 06/2017. Department service.
  • University General Education Curriculum Council. 09/2014 - 05/2016. University service.
  • Chair, Gender Studies Tenure and Promotion Committee. 09/2014 - 12/2014. Department service.
  • University Interdisciplinary Teaching Programs Advisory Committee. Committee Member, 09/2012 - 05/2013. University service.
  • Department of History U.S. West Position Search Committee. Committee Member, 09/2012 - 02/2013. Department service.

Community Partnership

  • Co-organizer, Pacific Islander Studies Initiative. 05/2016 - present

Outreach

  • Moderator, Veterans' Day Panel, University of Utah and KUER, November 2017. 11/2017 - 11/2017
  • Moderator, discussion about Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's PBS "The Vietnam War" Documentary, Utah Humanities and KUED, Gunnison, Utah, September 2017. 09/2017 - 09/2017
  • Oral History Workshop for Salt Lake County Adult and Aging Services, August 2017. 05/2017 - 08/2017
  • Presenter, Museum Interpretation Workshop, Utah Humanities, St. George, Utah, March 2017. 02/2017 - 03/2017
  • Panelist, DOGFIGHT Post-Show Discussion, Department of Theater, University of Utah, February 2017. 02/2017 - 02/2017
  • Organized “Cracked Earth: the Third Westerns of the World” Film Festival . 04/2010 - 04/2010

Honors & Awards

  • Public Service Professor. University of Utah Bennion Center, 05/2017
  • Virgil C. Aldrich Faculty Fellow. Tanner Humanities Center, University of Utah, 08/22/2016
  • Distinguished Lecturer. Organization of American Historians, 01/01/2016
  • Honors Humanities Professorship. University of Utah, 08/2014
  • Pacific Coast Branch Book Award. American Historical Association Pacific Coast Branch, 06/2014
  • Philip Taft Labor History Book Award. Cornell University ILR School and the Labor and Working Class History Association, 04/2014
  • Faculty Research Grant Award. University Research Committee, 01/2014
  • Resident Scholar Fellowship . Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies , 09/2013
  • Distinguished Graduate and Post-Doctoral Mentor Award . University of Utah Graduate School , 05/2012
  • Alpha Rho Scholars’ Choice Instructor of Distinction Award . Phi Alpha Theta, 05/2012
  • Alpha Rho Scholars’ Choice Instructor of Distinction Award. Phi Alpha Theta, 05/2011
  • Autry Public History Prize. Western History Association, 10/2010
  • Award of Merit. American Association of State and Local History , 02/2010
  • Outstanding Public History Project - Honorable Mention. National Council for Public History, 01/2010

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