Clayton Brown


Associate Professor, Associate Department Head - Statewide

Clayton Brown

Contact Information

Office Location: Bingham Research Center 221K, Uintah Basin (Vernal)
Phone: (435) 722-1772
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Educational Background

PhD, Chinese history, University of Pittsburgh, 2008

MA, History, Utah State University, 2001

BA, Asian Studies, Utah State University, 1999

BA, History, Utah State University, 1999


Clayton Brown is an Associate Professor of History, specializing in Chinese national and ethnic identity formation as informed by anthropology and archaeology. As an undergraduate, Dr. Brown spent a year at Peking University, and as a graduate student he was a Fulbright Fellow at the Academia Sinica. After receiving his doctorate, he held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution. His work has appeared in both Chinese and English in Orientations, Gujin Lunheng, Shucheng, Education About Asia, and the edited volume Knowledge Acts in Modern China with Berkeley’s Institute of East Asian Studies. His current book project chronicles Sino-American collaboration in archaeology and cultural heritage management.