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

Luis Alvarez

University of California, San Diego

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Crime, Violence, Incarceration
  • Ethnicity
  • Latino/a

Gabriela F. Arredondo

University of California, Santa Cruz

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Borderlands
  • Ethnicity
  • General and Historiography

Bob Bain

University of Michigan

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Education
  • General and Historiography
  • Teaching

James R. Barrett

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • Ethnicity
  • Immigration

Sven Beckert

Harvard University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Antebellum
  • Business and Economics
  • Capitalism

Stephen Berry

University of Georgia

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1800-1865
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Digital history

Wallace Best

Princeton University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Gender, Masculinity, Femininity
  • Migration/Migrant

Mary Sarah Bilder

Boston College Law School

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Legal and Constitutional
  • Revolutionary and Early National
  • Women's Rights, Activism, and Suffrage

Brooke L. Blower

Boston University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • Military
  • Transportation, Travel, and Exploration

John E. Bodnar

Indiana University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Cold War
  • General and Historiography
  • Post-1945

Anne M. Boylan

University of Delaware

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • General and Historiography
  • Public History and Memory
  • Social and Cultural

Mark Philip Bradley

University of Chicago

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Human Rights
  • International Relations
  • Post-1945

Ann D. Braude

Harvard University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Religion
  • September 11
  • Women

Ron Briley

Sandia Preparatory School

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Cold War
  • Film
  • General and Historiography

Susan Burch

Middlebury College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Angus R. Burgin

Johns Hopkins University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • Business and Economics
  • Capitalism

Nicole Burrowes

Rutgers University, New Brunswick

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil Rights
  • Transnational and Comparative
  • African American

Orville Vernon Burton

Clemson University; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Digital history

Geraldo Cadava

Northwestern University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Lendol Calder

Augustana College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Business and Economics
  • Education
  • Film

David Anthony Chang

University of Minnesota

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

George Chauncey

Columbia University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil Rights
  • Family
  • Gender, Masculinity, Femininity

Charles L. Cohen

University of Wisconsin-Madison

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Antisemitism and Religious Persecution
  • Colonial
  • General and Historiography

N. D. B. Connolly

Johns Hopkins University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • African American
  • Capitalism

Saul Cornell

Fordham University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Crime, Violence, Incarceration
  • General and Historiography
  • Legal and Constitutional

Seth Cotlar

Willamette University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1700-1800
  • 1800-1865
  • Antebellum

Edward Countryman

Southern Methodist University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Civil Liberties, Security State
  • Colonial

Jane E. Dailey

University of Chicago

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil Rights
  • Legal and Constitutional
  • Race

Philip J. Deloria

Harvard University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • General and Historiography
  • Social and Cultural

Thomas Dublin

Binghamton University, State University of New York

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Digital history
  • Ethnicity
  • Great Depression

Michael H. Ebner

Lake Forest College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Sports and Recreation
  • Technology and Industry
  • Urban and Suburban

Barbara J. Fields

Columbia University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Intellectual
  • Military

Catherine Forslund

Rockford University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • Biography
  • Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Kevin Gaines

University of Virginia

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Music
  • Populism

Susan A. Glenn

University of Washington

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Cold War
  • Gilded Age and Progressive Era
  • Jewish

Thavolia Glymph

Duke University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Slavery

Amy S. Greenberg

Penn State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1800-1865
  • Antebellum
  • Borderlands

James N. Gregory

University of Washington

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Digital history
  • Labor and Working Class

R. Marie Griffith

Washington University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Allen C. Guelzo

Gettysburg College; Princeton University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1800-1865
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Intellectual

Jacquelyn D. Hall

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Biography
  • General and Historiography

Hendrik Hartog

Princeton University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Legal and Constitutional
  • Old Age
  • Family

Paul Harvey

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Religion
  • Civil Rights
  • Race

Allyson Hobbs

Stanford University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Family
  • Gender, Masculinity, Femininity

Margaret Jacobs

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

John W. Jeffries

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Great Depression
  • Politics
  • Roosevelts

Robert Douglas Johnston

University of Illinois at Chicago

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Class
  • Gilded Age and Progressive Era
  • Medicine

Jennifer Keene

Chapman University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Military
  • Social and Cultural

Mary Kelley

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Antebellum
  • Gender, Masculinity, Femininity
  • Mass Communications

Kathi Kern

University of Kentucky

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1865-1900
  • Intellectual
  • Legal and Constitutional

Michael J. Klarman

Harvard University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • General and Historiography

Matthew Klingle

Bowdoin College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • General and Historiography
  • Medicine

Bruce Kuklick

University of Pennsylvania

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil Liberties, Security State
  • Intellectual
  • International Relations

Jonathan Levy

University of Chicago

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1865-1900
  • 1900-1945
  • Business and Economics

Walter M. Licht

University of Pennsylvania

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Capitalism
  • Labor and Working Class
  • Technology and Industry

Patricia Nelson Limerick

University of Colorado Boulder

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • Borderlands
  • Environment and Natural Resources

Rosina Lozano

Princeton University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Latino/a
  • Education
  • Social and Cultural

Elizabeth Lunbeck

Harvard University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Katherine M. Marino

UCLA

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Human Rights
  • Women's Rights, Activism, and Suffrage
  • Latino/a

Daisy Martin

Stanford University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Digital history
  • Dust Bowl
  • Public History and Memory

Stephanie McCurry

Columbia University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Antebellum
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Gender, Masculinity, Femininity

Laura McEnaney

Whittier College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Peace
  • Post-1945
  • Women

Lisa McGirr

Harvard University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • General and Historiography
  • Politics
  • Social and Cultural

Carol L. McKibben

Stanford University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Immigration
  • Military

Denise Meringolo

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Public History and Memory
  • Social and Cultural
  • Social Movements

Stephen A. Mihm

University of Georgia

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Andy Mink

National Humanities Center

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Digital history
  • Family
  • General and Historiography

Maria E. Montoya

New York University; New York University Shanghai

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Borderlands
  • Capitalism
  • Environment and Natural Resources

Mae M. Ngai

Columbia University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Asian American
  • General and Historiography
  • Human Rights

Roger L. Nichols

University of Arizona

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • Military
  • Transnational and Comparative

Alison M. Parker

University of Delaware

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Women
  • Social Movements

Claire Bond Potter

The New School

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Digital history
  • LGBTQ+

Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor

Smith College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Race
  • African American
  • Social and Cultural

Patrick Rael

Bowdoin College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Antebellum
  • Civil War and Reconstruction

Daniel K. Richter

University of Pennsylvania; McNeil Center for Early American Studies

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • Borderlands
  • Colonial

Natalie J. Ring

University of Texas at Dallas

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1865-1900
  • 1900-1945
  • Crime, Violence, Incarceration

Randy W. Roberts

Purdue University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Film
  • General and Historiography

Donna C. Schuele

California State University, Los Angeles; UCLA Center for the Study of Women

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Borderlands
  • Civil Liberties, Security State

Donald Schwartz

California State University, Long Beach

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Antisemitism and Religious Persecution
  • Cold War
  • Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Johnny Smith

Georgia Tech

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Biography
  • Sports and Recreation

Christina Snyder

Penn State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1700-1800
  • 1800-1865
  • American Indian

James T. Sparrow

University of Chicago

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Cold War
  • International Relations
  • Military

Amy Dru Stanley

University of Chicago

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Capitalism
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Human Rights

Carl Suddler

Emory University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

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

David Vaught

Texas A&M University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Sports and Recreation
  • Rural
  • West

Marsha Weisiger

University of Oregon

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • Dust Bowl
  • Education

Jeannie Whayne

University of Arkansas

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Agricultural
  • Civil War and Reconstruction

Chad Williams

Brandeis University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Intellectual
  • Leadership

Mabel O. Wilson

Columbia University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Antebellum
  • Interdisciplinary Theory/Studies

Barbara Winslow

Brooklyn College, City University of New York

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Leadership
  • Medicine

Alice Yang

University of California, Santa Cruz

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Asian American
  • Human Rights
  • Legal and Constitutional

Jonathan Zimmerman

University of Pennsylvania

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Education
  • General and Historiography
  • Politics