MATTHEW BASSO

Curriculum Vitae Biosketch

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

Presentations

Presentations

  • “Settler Masculinity and the Labor Question: The Pacific Waterfront Strikes of 1913,” Labor and Working Class History Association Conference, Seattle, (accepted and forthcoming) June 2017. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 12/01/2016.
  • “Transnational Western Labor History,” Labor and Working Class History Association Conference, Seattle, (accepted and forthcoming) June 2017. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 12/01/2016.
  • “Meet Joe Copper: World War II Home Front Men and our Shifting Understanding of Mid-Century America,” Ninth James Jones Lecture, Eastern Illinois University, November 2015. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2015.
  • Chair and Comment, “Entrepreneurial Miseries: Neoliberalism and the (Trans)Formation of White Masculinity,” American Studies Association Conference, Toronto, Canada, October 2015. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2015.
  • Chair and Comment, “The Power of Oral History: Uncovering the Stories of Latino/as in Utah, Utah State History Conference, October 2015. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2015.
  • Chair and Organizer, “Settler Colonialism: Thresholds, Walls, and Bridges,” Western History Association Conference, Portland, Oregon, October 2015. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2015.
  • Organizer, Moderator, and Panelist “Western Labor and Working Class History: The State of the Field," Western History Association Conference, Portland, Oregon, October 2015. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2015.
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  • "Pioneers or Dole Bludgers: The Imperial Immigrant and Settler Culture in Post-World War One New Zealand," British Studies Research Interest Group, University of Utah, October 2015. Other, Presented, 10/2015.
  • “Military Service, Masculinity, and Dependence: The Paradox in Post World War I New Zealand,” “Gender and Global Warfare in the 20th Century” - A Gender & History Symposium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 2015. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/2015.
  • “Meet Joe Copper: World War II Home Front Men and our Shifting Understanding of Mid-Century America,” American Studies Program, Gender Studies Program, and Department of History, Oklahoma State University, February 2015. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2015.
  • “Meet Joe Copper: Labor, Masculinity, and Race on the World War II Home Front,” Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, University of California, Los Angeles, January 2015. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/2015.
  • "American Imperial Masculinity and the Construction of a Biracial Settler Colony in Aotearoa/New Zealand during WWII," Labor and Empire Conference, University of California, Santa Barbara, November 2014. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2014.
  • “Land or Labor: The Fracture of Pacific Settler Masculinity in the United States and New Zealand,” Australia-New Zealand American Studies Association Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand, February 2014. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/2014.
  • “Land or Labor: The Fracture of Pacific Settler Masculinity in the United States and New Zealand,” Western History Association Conference, Long Beach, California, October 2014. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 11/2013.
  • “Conscription and the Post war Debate about Ideal Masculinity: Land, Labour, and the RSA,” Rethinking World War I Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, November 2013. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2013.
  • “Conscription and the Post war Debate about Ideal Masculinity: Land, Labour, and the RSA,” Rethinking World War I Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, November 2013. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2013.
  • “‘Bugger You!’: Language, Class, and the (Trans)national Character of Pacific Settler Colonialism,” Stout Centre for New Zealand Studies Research In Progress Series, Wellington, New Zealand, October 2013. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2013.
  • “Land or Labor: The Fracture of Pacific Settler Masculinity in the United States and New Zealand,” Australia-New Zealand American Studies Association Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand, February 2014. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 09/2013.
  • Facilitator, “Decolonizing History and Reclaiming Public Memory” Roundtable, Western History Association Conference, Denver, Colorado, October 2012 . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2012.
  • “How Can we Visualize Old Age Over Time and Space?,” Visualizing the Humanities: A Symposium in Digital Humanities, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 2012. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2012.
  • “Pearl Harbor: A Turning Point in the History of American Masculinity,” Turning Points in History Lecture Series, Utah Valley University, Provo, Utah, November 2011. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2011.
  • “Building Digital Archives that support Curriculum Materials: A View from Utah,” Association for Documentary Editing Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 2011. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2011.
  • “GI Joe and Rosie the Riveter – Meet Joe Copper!,” Alta Club Library Forum Lecture, Salt Lake City, Utah . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/2011.
  • Served on “What Glass Ceiling? – Splat!,” a University of Utah Women’s Week Panel 2011 . Other, Presented, 03/2011.
  • Presented “Speaking Power to Truth,” University of Utah College of Humanities Humanities Happy Hour 2011 . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2011.
  • "A West both Highly Local and Transnational: The Problems and Possibilities of Public History and Digital Scholarship,” Frontiers of New Media 2 Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, September 2009. Conference Paper, Presented, 2009.
  • “Collecting, Preserving, Interpreting, and Disseminating the Remarkable History and Culture of the ‘American West,’” University of Utah President’s Club, January 2009. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2009.
  • Chair, “Making Western Documentaries,” Western History Association Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 2008. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 2008.
  • “Place,” Berkshire Women’s History Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 2008 (for a panel I organized entitled “History, Theory, Masculinity”). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 2008.
  • Chair and Commenter, “Energy, Culture, Environment,” American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 2008. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 2008.
  • “Fresh Perspectives on Old Stories: New Approaches to the History of the American West,” Utah Museum Association Conference, Layton, Utah, October 2008. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2008.
  • “Immigration and Racial Formation in the U.S. West,” New Meanings of the American West Honors College Forum, Salt Lake City, Utah, January 2008. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2008.
  • “Butte at War,” Elise Donahue Lecture, Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman, Montana, May 2008. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2008.