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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

Christopher Agee

Christopher AgeeAn associate professor of history at the University of Colorado Denver, Christopher Agee specializes in the history of police, urban culture, and liberal politics. He is the author of The Streets of San Francisco: Policing and the Creation of a Cosmopolitan Liberal Politics, 1950–1972 (2014). He is now researching the rise of community policing during the 1980s and 1990s, and he has started a related investigation into how policy makers used the concept of risk to respond to crime,
hiv/aids, and homelessness. Agee is also coediting a special section for the Journal of Urban History, entitled "The Police in Post–World War II Urban America." He teaches courses in crime and policing, social movements, urban history, and modern American history. Agee's interest in history education extends beyond the college campus, and he frequently works with local high school history teachers and community history groups.

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