New lecturers for 2022

Start your search for a speaker here or browse the alphabetized, comprehensive list of all OAH Distinguished Lecturers.

OAH Distinguished Lecturers may be scheduled for keynote speeches, conferences, public and private lectures, seminars, workshops, and other community events. Contact the Distinguished Lectureship Program coordinator for additional information and to inquire about individual speaker fees.

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Patrick Allitt

Emory University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Biography
  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Politics

Richard Aquila

Penn State University, Behrend College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • Cold War
  • Film

Keisha N. Blain

Brown University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • African American
  • Civil Rights

Kevin Boyle

Northwestern University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • General and Historiography
  • Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Paul M. Buhle

Brown University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Cold War
  • Ethnicity
  • Film

Geraldo Cadava

Northwestern University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Borderlands
  • Demography
  • Elections, Electoral College, Voting Rights

William D. Carrigan

Rowan University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1800-1865
  • 1865-1900
  • Civil War and Reconstruction

Clayborne Carson

World House Project; World House Project

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Biography
  • Civil Rights

Miroslava Chávez-García

University of California, Davis

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Latino/a
  • Race
  • Immigration

Stephanie Coontz

The Evergreen State College; Council on Contemporary Families

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Childhood and Youth
  • Family
  • Gender, Masculinity, Femininity

Matthew J. Countryman

University of Michigan

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Civil Rights
  • Post-1945

Joseph Crespino

Emory University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Leadership
  • Politics
  • Print Culture

Glenn T. Eskew

Georgia State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil Rights
  • General and Historiography
  • Music

Tanisha C. Ford

The Graduate Center, CUNY

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Women
  • Gender, Masculinity, Femininity

Beverly Gage

Yale University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • Biography
  • Crime, Violence, Incarceration

Kevin Gaines

University of Virginia

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Music
  • Populism

Matt Garcia

Dartmouth College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Agricultural
  • Borderlands
  • Business and Economics

Liette Gidlow

Wayne State University; Harvard Radcliffe Institute

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Elections, Electoral College, Voting Rights
  • Women's Rights, Activism, and Suffrage
  • Civil Rights

Risa L. Goluboff

University of Virginia

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil Liberties, Security State
  • Civil Rights
  • Human Rights

Linda Gordon

New York University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Photography
  • Populism
  • Race

Laurie Green

University of Texas at Austin

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Film
  • Food

Ramón Gutiérrez

University of Chicago

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Borderlands
  • General and Historiography
  • Latino/a

Andrew Hartman

Illinois State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Education
  • Intellectual
  • Post-1945

Susan M. Hartmann

Ohio State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • General and Historiography
  • Politics
  • Post-1945

Margaret Jacobs

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Childhood and Youth
  • Women
  • Gender, Masculinity, Femininity

Susan Lee Johnson

University of Nevada, Las Vegas; University of Wisconsin-Madison

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Borderlands
  • Gender, Masculinity, Femininity
  • Race

Peniel E. Joseph

University of Texas at Austin

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Cold War
  • General and Historiography

Moon-Ho Jung

University of Washington

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Asian American
  • Immigration

Michael Kazin

Georgetown University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Cold War
  • General and Historiography
  • Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Robin D. G. Kelley

University of California, Los Angeles

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Intellectual
  • Politics
  • Post-1945

Wendy Kline

Purdue University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Gender, Masculinity, Femininity
  • Medicine
  • Science

Robert Korstad

Duke University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • General and Historiography
  • Labor and Working Class

Max Krochmal

Texas Christian University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Latino/a
  • Civil Rights
  • Labor and Working Class

Clarence Lang

The Pennsylvania State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Labor and Working Class
  • Midwest

Adriane Lentz-Smith

Duke University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • African American
  • Civil Rights

Danielle L. McGuire

University of Utah; Independent Scholar

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Civil Rights
  • Gender, Masculinity, Femininity

Joanne Meyerowitz

Yale University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Gender, Masculinity, Femininity
  • International Relations
  • Post-1945

Roger L. Nichols

University of Arizona

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • Military
  • Transnational and Comparative

Sarah T. Phillips

Boston University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • Agricultural
  • Environment and Natural Resources

Leslie J. Reagan

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Disability
  • Family
  • Legal and Constitutional

Marc Simon Rodriguez

Portland State University; Pacific Historical Review

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil Rights
  • Ethnicity
  • Labor and Working Class

Beryl E. Satter

Rutgers University-Newark

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Capitalism
  • Crime, Violence, Incarceration

Jennifer Scanlon

Bowdoin College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Biography
  • Capitalism

Ellen Schrecker

Yeshiva University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil Liberties, Security State
  • Cold War
  • Education

Johnny Smith

Georgia Tech

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Biography
  • Sports and Recreation

Gregory D. Smithers

Virginia Commonwealth University; British Academy

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1700-1800
  • 1800-1865
  • American Indian

Sarah B. Snyder

American University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Cold War
  • Human Rights
  • International Relations

Marjorie J. Spruill

University of South Carolina

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Gender, Masculinity, Femininity
  • Gilded Age and Progressive Era
  • Politics

Susan Strasser

University of Delaware

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1865-1900
  • 1900-1945
  • African American

William Sturkey

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Civil Rights
  • The 1960s

Carl Suddler

Emory University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Crime, Violence, Incarceration
  • Sports and Recreation

Thomas J. Sugrue

New York University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Cold War
  • General and Historiography

Patricia Sullivan

University of South Carolina

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Education
  • Human Rights

Jeremi Suri

University of Texas at Austin

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil Liberties, Security State
  • Cold War
  • General and Historiography

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Princeton University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Post-1945
  • Race

Lorrin Thomas

Rutgers-Camden

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Education
  • Human Rights
  • Immigration

Heather Ann Thompson

University of Michigan

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Crime, Violence, Incarceration
  • Labor and Working Class
  • Social Movements

Barbara L. Tischler

Empire State College SUNY; Hunter College, CUNY

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • General and Historiography
  • Music

Elizabeth Todd-Breland

University of Illinois Chicago

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Education
  • Urban and Suburban

Brian Ward

Northumbria University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Mass Communications
  • Music

Barbara Y. Welke

University of Minnesota

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Legal and Constitutional
  • Race
  • Technology and Industry

Judy Tzu-Chun Wu

University of California, Irvine

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Asian American
  • Atomic Bomb

Julian E. Zelizer

Princeton University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Jewish
  • Leadership
  • Politics

Jonathan Zimmerman

University of Pennsylvania

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Education
  • General and Historiography
  • Politics