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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Gar Alperovitz

The Democracy Collaborative; University of Maryland College Park

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Atomic Bomb
  • Business and Economics
  • Capitalism

Christian G. Appy

University of Massachusetts Amherst

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Atomic Bomb
  • Cold War
  • Public History and Memory

Richard Aquila

Penn State University, Behrend College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • Cold War
  • Film

Eric Arnesen

George Washington University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Cold War
  • Great Depression

Barry Bradford

Independent historian

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • General and Historiography
  • Human Rights

Sarah Bridger

California Polytechnic State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Cold War
  • Intellectual
  • Science

Ron Briley

Sandia Preparatory School

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Cold War
  • Film
  • General and Historiography

Janet Farrell Brodie

Claremont Graduate University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Atomic Bomb
  • Cold War
  • Post-1945

Julio CapĆ³, Jr.

Florida International University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • Cold War
  • Gender, Masculinity, Femininity

William D. Carrigan

Rowan University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

N. D. B. Connolly

Johns Hopkins University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • African American
  • Capitalism

Mary L. Dudziak

Emory University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Cold War
  • Legal and Constitutional
  • Military

David C. Engerman

Yale University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Cold War
  • Intellectual
  • International Relations

Susan A. Glenn

University of Washington

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Cold War
  • Gilded Age and Progressive Era
  • Jewish

Sarah Barringer Gordon

University of Pennsylvania

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Legal and Constitutional
  • Religion
  • 1700-1800

Michael S. Green

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Atomic Bomb
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Cold War

Shane Hamilton

University of York

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Agricultural
  • Business and Economics
  • Capitalism

Andrew Hartman

Illinois State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Education
  • Intellectual
  • Post-1945

Madeline Y. Hsu

University of Texas at Austin

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • Asian American
  • Cold War

Susan Lee Johnson

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

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Borderlands
  • Gender, Masculinity, Femininity
  • Race

Robin D. G. Kelley

University of California, Los Angeles

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Intellectual
  • Politics
  • Post-1945

Peter J. Kuznick

American University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Atomic Bomb
  • Cold War
  • World War II

Mary Ting Yi Lui

Yale University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Katherine M. Marino

UCLA

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • Gender, Masculinity, Femininity
  • Human Rights

Elaine Tyler May

University of Minnesota

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Atomic Bomb
  • Civil Liberties, Security State
  • Cold War

Melani McAlister

George Washington University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Antisemitism and Religious Persecution
  • Cold War
  • International Relations

Robert J. McMahon

Ohio State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Cold War
  • General and Historiography
  • International Relations

Alan McPherson

Temple University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Human Rights
  • International Relations
  • Music

Christopher McKnight Nichols

Oregon State University; Oregon State University Center for the Humanities

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1865-1900
  • 1900-1945
  • Civil Liberties, Security State

Michelle Nickerson

Loyola University, Chicago

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Cold War
  • Leadership
  • Mass Communications

Margaret O'Mara

University of Washington

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Business and Economics
  • Capitalism
  • Cold War

Alison M. Parker

University of Delaware

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Women
  • Social Movements

Sarah T. Phillips

Boston University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • Agricultural
  • Environment and Natural Resources

Tyler Priest

University of Iowa

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Business and Economics
  • Capitalism
  • Environment and Natural Resources

Yevette Richards

George Mason University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Biography
  • Cold War

Andrew J. Rotter

Colgate University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Atomic Bomb
  • Cold War
  • General and Historiography

Andrea Sachs

St. Paul Academy and Summit School

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Family
  • Gender, Masculinity, Femininity
  • Social Movements

Ellen Schrecker

Yeshiva University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil Liberties, Security State
  • Cold War
  • Education

Susan Schulten

University of Denver

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • West
  • Lincoln

Thomas Alan Schwartz

Vanderbilt University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Cold War
  • General and Historiography
  • International Relations

Brown University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Asian American
  • Capitalism
  • Cold War

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

James T. Sparrow

University of Chicago

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Cold War
  • International Relations
  • Military

Jeremi Suri

University of Texas at Austin

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Matthew Avery Sutton

Washington State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • Great Depression
  • Intellectual

Phil Tiemeyer

Kansas State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Capitalism
  • Civil Rights
  • Gender, Masculinity, Femininity

Penny M. Von Eschen

Cornell University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Cold War
  • General and Historiography
  • International Relations

Jessica Wang

University of British Columbia

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Leigh Ann Wheeler

Binghamton University, State University of New York

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • *New in 2021
  • Biography
  • Civil Rights

David M. Wrobel

University of Oklahoma

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil Liberties, Security State
  • Dust Bowl
  • Environment and Natural Resources

Judy Tzu-Chun Wu

University of California, Irvine

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Asian American
  • Atomic Bomb