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New Howard Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies Appointed

Published on Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Claremont Graduate University and the School of Religion are delighted to announced the appointment of Associate Professor Patrick Mason as the Howard Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies with tenure.  Professor Mason is currently Research Associate Professor and Associate Director for Research, Contending Modernities Project, at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame.  He also taught at the American University in Cairo for three years.  He received the BA in history from Brigham Young University and both the MA and Ph.D. in history from the University of Notre Dame, where he also received the MA in International Peace Studies.  He has published numerous articles on Nineteenth Century American religious history, on Mormonism, African American Religion, and religion and politics.  His book, The Mormon Menace: Violence and Anti-Mormonism in the Postbellum South, has just been published by Oxford University Press.  The School of Religion is looking forward with great excitement to many years of his productive presence as a teacher and scholar.  Professor Mason will be joining the faculty in early August.


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