Directory of Lecturers

OAH Distinguished Lectureship program 40 years 1981-2021
Professor Mae Ngai speaking giving lecture

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

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Patrick Allitt

Emory University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Biography
  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Politics

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

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

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

Michael W. Flamm

Ohio Wesleyan University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Cold War
  • Leadership
  • Politics

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

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

Gerald Lee Gutek

Loyola University Chicago

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Childhood and Youth
  • Education
  • Gilded Age and Progressive Era

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
  • Race

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

Peter J. Kuznick

American University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Atomic Bomb
  • Cold War
  • World War II

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

Melani McAlister

George Washington University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Antisemitism and Religious Persecution
  • Cold War
  • International Relations

Danielle L. McGuire

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

Yevette Richards

George Mason University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Biography
  • Cold War

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

Robert O. Self

Brown University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Business and Economics
  • Gender, Masculinity, Femininity
  • Politics

Nikhil Singh

New York University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Crime, Violence, Incarceration
  • Post-1945

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:

  • Elections, Electoral College, Voting Rights
  • Gilded Age and Progressive Era
  • Politics

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:

  • African American
  • Civil Rights
  • Crime, Violence, Incarceration

Phil Tiemeyer

Kansas State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Capitalism
  • Civil Rights
  • Gender, Masculinity, Femininity

Barbara L. Tischler

Empire State College SUNY

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • General and Historiography
  • Music

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