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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

New in 2017 2018

Leigh Ann Wheeler

Leigh Ann WheelerLeigh Ann Wheeler is a professor of history at Binghamton University, State University of New York, where she teaches modern U.S. history, including specific courses on women, sexuality, sex and law, civil liberties, and social movements. She is the author of How Sex Became a Civil Liberty (2014) and Against Obscenity: Reform and the Politics of Womanhood in America, 1873–1935 (2004). A former coeditor of the Journal of Women's History, she currently serves as a senior editor for Oxford University Press's Research Encyclopedia of American History. Her latest research examines the uncovering of the respectable female body in the twentieth-century United States.

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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.