Patrick Mason

Claremont Graduate University


Patrick Mason

Patrick Q. Mason is associate professor of religion and Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies at Claremont Graduate University, where he serves as department chair and directs programs in North American Religion and Mormon Studies.  He earned his BA in History from Brigham Young University, an MA in International Peace Studies from the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, and a PhD in American History also from Notre Dame.  He is the author of The Mormon Menace:  Violence and Anti-Mormonism in the Postbellum South (Oxford University Press, 2011), and co-editor of War and Peace in Our Time:  Mormon Perspectives (Greg Kofford Books, 2012).  He has also written numerous articles and book chapters on Mormonism, American religious history, and the role of religion in conflict and peacebuilding.  Prior to joining the faculty at CGU, he held faculty appointments at the University of Notre Dame and the American University in Cairo.  An expert on Mormonism and the historical role of religion in American public life, Professor Mason has often been featured in the national media, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, National Public Radio, PBS, and the Huffington Post.

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