BYU Slavery Project

The BYU Slavery Project is a collaborative project of faculty and students studying the legacies of slavery and the founding of Brigham Young University.

Steering Committee

Rebecca de Schweinitz

Associate Professor of History, BYU

Matthew Mason

Professor of History, BYU

Christopher Jones

Assistant Professor of History and Family History, BYU

Brenden W. Rensink

Associate Director, Charles Redd Center for Western Studies; Associate Professor of History; and Steering Committee Chair

Advisory Board

Anthony Bates

Director of Student Leadership and BYUSA Student Advisory Council Coordinator, BYU

Ryan Gabriel

Assistant Professor of Sociology, BYU

Farina King

(Diné), Assistant Professor of History, Northeastern State University

Louise Wheeler

Assistant Clinical Professor in Counseling and Psychological Services, Brigham Young University

Maurice Crandall

(Yavapai-Apache), Assistant Professor of Native American Studies, Dartmouth College

Janan Graham-Russell

Ph.D. Candidate in the Study of Religion, Harvard University

Cameron McCoy

Assistant Professor of History, U.S. Air Force Academy

Support from the following Brigham Young University entities:

  • College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences
  • Department of History
  • Charles Redd Center for Western Studies
  • Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship