J. Spencer Fluhman, editor of the forthcoming Mormon Studies Review, and Benjamin E. Park, associate editor, received awards for their scholarship at the Mormon History Association conference on June 7 in Layton, Utah.
Fluhman received the Best First Book Award for A Peculiar People: Anti-Mormonism and the Making of Religion in Nineteenth-Century America (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012).
Park received two awards. Best Graduate Paper: “Early Mormonism and the Paradoxes of Democratic Religiosity in Jacksonian America,” University of Cambridge; and Article Award of Excellence: “(Re)Interpreting Early Mormon Thought: Synthesizing Joseph Smith’s Theology and the Process of Religion Formation,” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 45/2 (Summer 2012): 59-88.
The Maxwell Institute extends congratulations to these colleagues and to all of the award winners. A full list is available at the Juvenile Instructor blog.