Directory of Lecturers

OAH Distinguished Lectureship program 40 years 1981-2021
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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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Richard Aquila

Penn State University, Behrend College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • Cold War
  • Film

Annette Atkins

Saint John's University and the College of Saint Benedict

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Capitalism
  • Civil Liberties, Security State
  • Immigration

Matthew L. Basso

University of Utah

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Gender, Masculinity, Femininity
  • Great Depression
  • Labor and Working Class

Susan Burch

Middlebury College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • Disability
  • Gender, Masculinity, Femininity

Nicole Burrowes

Rutgers University, New Brunswick

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil Rights
  • Transnational and Comparative
  • African American

Cathleen D. Cahill

Penn State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • Gilded Age and Progressive Era
  • Race

David Anthony Chang

University of Minnesota

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1800-1865
  • 1865-1900
  • 1900-1945

N. D. B. Connolly

Johns Hopkins University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • African American
  • Capitalism

Philip J. Deloria

Harvard University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • General and Historiography
  • Social and Cultural

Catherine Denial

Knox College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • American Indian
  • Borderlands

Gregory Evans Dowd

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • Antebellum
  • Colonial

Kathleen DuVal

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • Borderlands
  • Colonial

Carolyn Eastman

Virginia Commonwealth University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1700-1800
  • 1800-1865
  • Gender, Masculinity, Femininity

Daniel Feller

University of Tennessee

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1800-1865
  • American Indian
  • Antebellum

Donald L. Fixico

Arizona State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • Borderlands
  • Business and Economics

Eliga H. Gould

University of New Hampshire

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1700-1800
  • 1800-1865
  • Borderlands

John W. Hall

University of Wisconsin-Madison

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1700-1800
  • 1800-1865
  • American Indian

Alexandra Harmon

University of Washington

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • Legal and Constitutional
  • Race

Hendrik Hartog

Princeton University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Legal and Constitutional
  • Old Age
  • Family

Frederick E. Hoxie

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • Borderlands
  • General and Historiography

Evelyn Hu-Dehart

Brown University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Asian American
  • Borderlands
  • Immigration

Benjamin H. Irvin

Indiana University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Class
  • Colonial
  • Crime, Violence, Incarceration

Margaret Jacobs

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Karl Jacoby

Columbia University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • Crime, Violence, Incarceration
  • Environment and Natural Resources

Stephen Kantrowitz

University of Wisconsin-Madison

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • American Indian
  • Antebellum

Ari Kelman

University of California, Davis

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • Borderlands
  • Civil War and Reconstruction

Barbara Krauthamer

University of Massachusetts Amherst

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • American Indian
  • Civil War and Reconstruction

Alex Lichtenstein

Indiana University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Human Rights
  • Labor and Working Class

James H. Madison

Indiana University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • General and Historiography
  • Midwest

Tiya Alicia Miles

Harvard University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1800-1865
  • African American
  • American Indian

Clyde A. Milner II

Arkansas State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Biography
  • General and Historiography
  • Public History and Memory

Maria E. Montoya

New York University; New York University Shanghai

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Borderlands
  • Capitalism
  • Environment and Natural Resources

Roger L. Nichols

University of Arizona

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • Military
  • Transnational and Comparative

Robert Orsi

Northwestern University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • Childhood and Youth
  • Ethnicity

Jacki Thompson Rand

University of Iowa

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • Midwest
  • Public History and Memory

Andrés Reséndez

University of California, Davis

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • Borderlands
  • Latino/a

Daniel K. Richter

University of Pennsylvania; McNeil Center for Early American Studies

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • Borderlands
  • Colonial

Scott A. Sandage

Carnegie Mellon University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1800-1865
  • 1865-1900
  • American Indian

Carole Shammas

University of Southern California

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Business and Economics
  • Capitalism
  • Childhood and Youth

Timothy J. Shannon

Gettysburg College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1700-1800
  • American Indian
  • Borderlands

Aaron Sheehan-Dean

Louisiana State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • General and Historiography
  • Military

Gregory D. Smithers

Virginia Commonwealth University; British Academy

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1700-1800
  • 1800-1865
  • American Indian

Christina Snyder

Penn State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1700-1800
  • 1800-1865
  • American Indian

Daniel Usner

Vanderbilt University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • Colonial
  • Material Culture and Architecture

Juliet E. K. Walker

University of Texas at Austin

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Business and Economics
  • Capitalism

Louis S. Warren

University of California, Davis

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Religion

Elliott West

University of Arkansas

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • Borderlands
  • Childhood and Youth