Spencer Fluhman


Field: U.S. Religion/Mormon History 

Thematic Interest: Intellectual History 

Contact Info:

fluhman@byu.edu​
2133 JFSB
(801) 422-2372

Current Classes:
  • HIST 220: U.S. History to 1877
  • REL C 325: The Doctrine and Covenants


Classes Taught:
  • HIST 220: U.S. History to 1877
  • HIST 364: Utah History
  • HIST 380: U.S. Religious History Since 1860
  • HIST 394: Scripture: An American History (in development)
  • HIST 490: Capstone Research Seminar (in development: U.S. Religion Since 1860)
Publications:
“A Peculiar People”: Anti-Mormonism and the Making of Religion in Nineteenth-Century America, published by the University of North Carolina Press
 


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Biography

J. Spencer Fluhman is assistant professor of history at Brigham Young University, where he teaches American religious history. He graduated summa cum laude from BYU and received masters and doctoral degrees in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has held fellowships from the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture (IUPUI) and the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History (BYU). His research takes up the question of religious identity and the intersection between religion and politics in the United States. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Journal of Religion and Society, Journal of Mormon History, BYU Studies, and Mormon Historical Studies. His article, "An 'American Mahomet': Joseph Smith, Muhammad, and the Problem of Prophets in Antebellum America," (Journal of Mormon History, 2008) won the T. Edgar Lyon Award for Best Article of the Year from the Mormon History Association in 2009. He is the author of “A Peculiar People”: Anti-Mormonism and the Making of Religion in Nineteenth-Century America, published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2012.

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