Brown Bag

Each Wednesday, faculty and visiting scholars from the Maxwell Institute and Brigham Young University gather to discuss new research ideas and to foster a more collaborative campus community. Brown bag discussions are overseen by the Institute’s associate director, Kristian Heal. Follow occasional live tweeting @MI_BYU. To invite someone or remove yourself from the notification email list, please contact

Wednesday, September 27

Max Perry Mueller, University of Nebraska

Introduction to Race and the Making of the Mormon People (University of North Carolina Press, 2017).

Tentative Calendar

Date Scholar/Author Reading
10/4 “Potluck” Bring something delicious to discuss
10/11 Christopher Thomas—to be confirmed Work in Progress
10/18 Benjamin Park, Sam Houston State U Excerpt from “Democracy’s Discontents: A Story of Politics, Polygamy, and Power in Mormon Nauvoo”
10/25 Spencer Fluhman [Directed reading]