Congratulations to Digital Matters Graduate Fellow, Jeff Turner, for winning the Steffensen Cannon Scholarship which, "enables University of Utah students to pursue excellence in their chosen fields of Education and Humanities, without the burden of employment. 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the first awarding of the Steffensen Cannon scholarship, and we celebrate the legacy of over 500 Steffensen Cannon Scholars supported by the program."
Jeff Turner is a PhD candidate in US History. He has a MA in Religion from Claremont Graduate University, and undergraduate degrees in philosophy and religious studies from Washington State University. Jeff studies immigration history, American religious history, Digital Humanities, and history of the American West. He is currently researching the religious implications of the federalization of immigration restriction in the late-nineteenth and early twentieth-century United States. His dissertation compares the migration experiences of Mormons, Muslims, and Sikhs who migrated to the United States between 1891 and 1924.