Directory of Lecturers

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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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Catherine Allgor

Massachusetts Historical Society

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Gender, Masculinity, Femininity
  • General and Historiography
  • Leadership

John H. Bracey Jr.

University of Massachusetts Amherst

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • American Indian
  • Jewish

James T. Campbell

Stanford University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Human Rights
  • Leadership

Richard Carwardine

Oxford University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Antebellum
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • General and Historiography

Bruce J. Dierenfield

Canisius College; Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Civil Rights
  • General and Historiography

Angela D. Dillard

University of Michigan

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Intellectual
  • Leadership

Nicole Eustace

New York University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1700-1800
  • Colonial
  • Family

Max Paul Friedman

American University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • International Relations

Kevin Gaines

University of Virginia

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Music
  • Populism

Matt Garcia

Dartmouth College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Agricultural
  • Borderlands
  • Business and Economics

Michael S. Green

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Atomic Bomb
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Cold War

Gerald Lee Gutek

Loyola University Chicago

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Joan Hoff

Montana State University, Bozeman

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil Liberties, Security State
  • Civil Rights
  • General and Historiography

Jonathan Scott Holloway

Northwestern University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Intellectual
  • Post-1945

David H. Jackson Jr.

Florida A&M University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Biography
  • Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Emily Suzanne Johnson

Ball State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Gay and Lesbian
  • Gender, Masculinity, Femininity
  • Oral history

Peter Karsten

University of Pittsburgh

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • International Relations
  • Legal and Constitutional
  • Military

Ari Kelman

University of California, Davis

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • Borderlands
  • Civil War and Reconstruction

David Kennedy

Stanford University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • General and Historiography
  • Great Depression
  • Immigration

Matthew Klingle

Bowdoin College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • General and Historiography
  • Medicine

Peter J. Kuznick

American University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Atomic Bomb
  • Cold War
  • General and Historiography

Nelson Lichtenstein

University of California, Santa Barbara

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Business and Economics
  • Capitalism
  • Education

Allan J. Lichtman

American University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Elections, Electoral College, Voting Rights
  • General and Historiography
  • Leadership

Mary Ting Yi Lui

Yale University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Asian American
  • Cold War
  • Gender, Masculinity, Femininity

Elizabeth Lunbeck

Harvard University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Gender, Masculinity, Femininity
  • Interdisciplinary Theory/Studies
  • Medicine

Waldo E. Martin Jr.

University of California, Berkeley

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Education
  • General and Historiography

Danielle L. McGuire

Independent Scholar

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Clyde A. Milner II

University of New Mexico, Visiting Scholar; Arkansas State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • General and Historiography
  • Public History and Memory
  • Religion

Andy Mink

National Humanities Center

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Digital history
  • Family
  • General and Historiography

Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Harvard University; Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Archives and Bibliography
  • Crime, Violence, Incarceration

Matthew Pinsker

Dickinson College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Antebellum
  • Civil War and Reconstruction

Randy W. Roberts

Purdue University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Film
  • General and Historiography

Stephanie J. Shaw

Ohio State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Antebellum
  • Business and Economics

Johnny Smith

Georgia Tech

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Biography
  • Sports and Recreation

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

Michael B. Stoff

University of Texas at Austin

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Atomic Bomb
  • Education
  • General and Historiography

Jeremi Suri

University of Texas at Austin

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Shannen Dee Williams

Villanova University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Oral history
  • Public History and Memory

Steven E. Woodworth

Texas Christian University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Antebellum
  • Biography
  • Civil War and Reconstruction

Julian E. Zelizer

Princeton University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Jewish
  • Leadership
  • Politics