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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

Stephanie Coontz

Stephanie CoontzStephanie Coontz teaches history and family studies at The Evergreen State College and is the director of research and public education for the Council on Contemporary Families. She is the author of seven books, including "A Strange Stirring": The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s (2011), the award-winning Marriage, A History: How Love Conquered Marriage (2005), and The Way We Never Were (1992, revised and expanded 2016), as well as the editor of American Families: A Multicultural Reader (2008). She is interested in the trade-offs and paradoxes of historical changes in family life, gender relations, and intimate partnerships. Coontz has appeared on numerous television news and talk programs, including "The Colbert Report," "Oprah," "The Today Show," and msnbc's "The Cycle," and frequently offers media training workshops for academics. She received the Council on Contemporary Families' first "Visionary Leadership" Award in 2004 and the Families and Work Institute Work-Life Legacy Award in 2012.

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Lectures marked with a * are offered as part of the OAH's initiative, Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald Trump.