New Postdoctoral Fellow at the Maxwell Institute

04.14.2022 | The Maxwell Institute

The Neal A. Maxwell Institute is excited to welcome Dr. Joseph Stuart as our newest postdoctoral fellow. Guided by the Institute’s mission statement, faculty and staff at the Maxwell Institute work to “inspire and fortify Latter-day Saints in their testimonies of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and [engage] the world of religious ideas.”Stuart joins an impressive cohort of past and current postdoctoral fellows at the Institute, including Catherine Gines Taylor, Deidre Nicole Green, and Taunalyn Ford.

Dr. Stuart earned his Ph.D. in History at the University of Utah in 2022 and studies United States history and Africana religions. He has taught courses on US history, American religious history, Latter-day Saint history, and professional development for the University of Utah and BYU. While at the Maxwell Institute, he will work on projects related to American religion and Latter-day Saint history. Since 2021, Stuart has served as the Maxwell Institute’s public communications specialist. Maxwell Institute executive director Spencer Fluhman is excited to welcome Dr. Stuart to the Maxwell Institute. “Dr. Stuart brings energy and insight to our circle of Institute scholars. He’s already appreciated here and we look forward to having him join the faculty ranks.”

Stuart  will begin his faculty appointment at  the Institute in September 2022. The Maxwell Institute is currently searching for one to two additional postdoctoral fellows. Please see BYU’s “Y Jobs” portal for details (LINK).