Spencer Wells received his B.A. at Brigham Young University in American Studies and his masters at the College of William and Mary in American History. He is currently working on a dissertation which examines cultures of excommunication/disownment in the early American republic.
Spencer also pursues an interest in Mormon history. His article "Brothers in Arms: Mormons' Nineteenth Century Muslim Imganinary" is slated for publication in the July 2015 edition of the "Journal of Mormon History."