S. Spencer Wells

ABD History

Advisor: Christopher Grasso
Email: sswells@email.wm.edu
Current Research: Excommunication, American Religious History, Toleration/Tolerance


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."