The 1960s

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The following OAH Distinguished Lecturers study and speak on the 1960s. Let these historians help your audience understand more about this dynamic era and the changes it brought to American culture and society.

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Christopher Agee

Christopher Agee
University of Colorado Denver

Richard Aquila

Richard Aquila
Penn State University, Behrend College (Emeritus)

Raymond O. Arsenault

Raymond O. Arsenault
University of South Florida, St. Petersburg

Dan Berger

Dan Berger
University of Washington Bothell and University of Washington Seattle

Kevin Boyle

Kevin Boyle
Northwestern University

John H. Bracey Jr.

John H. Bracey Jr.
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Barry Bradford

Barry Bradford
Independent historian

Paul M. Buhle

Paul M. Buhle
Brown University (Emeritus)

Orville Vernon Burton

Orville Vernon Burton
Clemson University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Emeritus)

James T. Campbell

James T. Campbell
Stanford University

George Chauncey

George Chauncey
Columbia University

Dorothy Sue Cobble

Dorothy Sue Cobble
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Joseph Crespino

Joseph Crespino
Emory University

Bruce J. Dierenfield

Bruce J. Dierenfield
Canisius College and Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site

Angela D. Dillard

Angela D. Dillard
University of Michigan

Mary L. Dudziak

Mary L. Dudziak
Emory University
 Has Video Presentation

David C. Engerman

David C. Engerman
Yale University

Ellen Fitzpatrick

Ellen Fitzpatrick
University of New Hampshire

Michael W. Flamm

Michael W. Flamm
Ohio Wesleyan University

Matt Garcia

Matt Garcia
Dartmouth College

Risa L. Goluboff

Risa L. Goluboff
University of Virginia

Laurie Green

Laurie Green
University of Texas at Austin

Ramón Gutiérrez

Ramón Gutiérrez
University of Chicago

Sarah E. Igo

Sarah E. Igo
Vanderbilt University

Margaret Jacobs

Margaret Jacobs
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
 Has Video Presentation

Peniel E. Joseph

Peniel E. Joseph
University of Texas at Austin

Peter Karsten

Peter Karsten
University of Pittsburgh

Michael Kazin

Michael Kazin
Georgetown University
 Has Video Presentation

Robert Korstad

Robert Korstad
Duke University

Peter J. Kuznick

Peter J. Kuznick
American University

Clarence Lang

Clarence Lang
University of Kansas
 Has Video Presentation

Leon F. Litwack

Leon F. Litwack
University of California, Berkeley
 Has Video Presentation

Elizabeth Lunbeck

Elizabeth Lunbeck
Harvard University

Elaine Tyler May

Elaine Tyler May
University of Minnesota

Micki McElya

Micki McElya *
University of Connecticut

Danielle L. McGuire

Danielle L. McGuire
Independent Scholar
 Has Video Presentation

Carol L. McKibben

Carol L. McKibben
Stanford University

Kevin Mumford

Kevin Mumford
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Donna Murch

Donna Murch
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Michelle Nickerson

Michelle Nickerson
Loyola University, Chicago

David M. Oshinsky

David M. Oshinsky
New York University

Sherie M. Randolph

Sherie M. Randolph
Georgia Institute of Technology

Yevette Richards

Yevette Richards
George Mason University

Marc Simon Rodriguez

Marc Simon Rodriguez
Portland State University and Pacific Historical Review

Beryl E. Satter

Beryl E. Satter
Rutgers University-Newark

Jennifer Scanlon

Jennifer Scanlon
Bowdoin College

Ellen Schrecker

Ellen Schrecker
Yeshiva University (Emeritus)

Bruce J. Schulman

Bruce J. Schulman
Boston University
 Has Video Presentation

Thomas Alan Schwartz

Thomas Alan Schwartz
Vanderbilt University

Martin J. Sherwin

Martin J. Sherwin
George Mason University

Nikhil Singh

Nikhil Singh
New York University

Marjorie J. Spruill

Marjorie J. Spruill
University of South Carolina (Emeritus)
 Has Video Presentation

Randall Stephens

Randall Stephens
University of Oslo

Thomas J. Sugrue

Thomas J. Sugrue
New York University
 Has Audio Presentation

Patricia Sullivan

Patricia Sullivan
University of South Carolina

Jeremi Suri

Jeremi Suri
University of Texas at Austin

Heather Ann Thompson

Heather Ann Thompson
University of Michigan

Barbara L. Tischler

Barbara L. Tischler
Speyer Legacy School

J. Samuel Walker

J. Samuel Walker
Independent historian
 Has Video Presentation

Brian Ward

Brian Ward
Northumbria University

Laura Wexler

Laura Wexler
Yale University

Leigh Ann Wheeler

Leigh Ann Wheeler
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Barbara Winslow

Barbara Winslow
Brooklyn College, City University of New York (Emeritus)

Nan Elizabeth Woodruff

Nan Elizabeth Woodruff
Penn State University

Judy Tzu-Chun Wu

Judy Tzu-Chun Wu
University of California, Irvine
 Has Video Presentation

Julian E. Zelizer

Julian E. Zelizer
Princeton University