Directory of Lecturers

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Christopher Agee

University of Colorado Denver

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Crime, Violence, Incarceration
  • Gay and Lesbian

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

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

Annette Atkins

Saint John's University and the College of Saint Benedict

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Capitalism
  • Civil Liberties, Security State
  • Immigration

Davarian L. Baldwin

Trinity College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Education
  • Intellectual

Matthew L. Basso

University of Utah

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Katherine Benton-Cohen

Georgetown University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Immigration
  • West
  • Women

Shana Bernstein

Northwestern University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Stephen Berry

University of Georgia

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • General and Historiography
  • Lincoln

Keisha N. Blain

University of Pittsburgh

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • African American
  • Civil Rights

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

Mark Brilliant

University of California, Berkeley

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Education
  • Legal and Constitutional
  • Post-1945

Janet Farrell Brodie

Claremont Graduate University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Atomic Bomb
  • Cold War
  • Post-1945

Kathleen M. Brown

University of Pennsylvania

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Antebellum
  • Colonial
  • Gender, Masculinity, Femininity

W. Fitzhugh Brundage

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1700-1800
  • African American
  • Civil War and Reconstruction

Angus R. Burgin

Johns Hopkins University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • Business and Economics
  • Capitalism

Geraldo Cadava

Northwestern University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Christopher Capozzola

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Immigration
  • Legal and Constitutional
  • Military

William D. Carrigan

Rowan University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

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
  • Gay and Lesbian

Dorothy Sue Cobble

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Capitalism
  • Great Depression
  • Labor and Working Class

Peter A. Coclanis

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Agricultural
  • Antebellum
  • Business and Economics

N. D. B. Connolly

Johns Hopkins University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • African American
  • Capitalism

Blanche Wiesen Cook

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Biography
  • Human Rights
  • Immigration

Nancy F. Cott

Harvard University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Family
  • General and Historiography
  • Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Joseph Crespino

Emory University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Leadership
  • Politics
  • Print Culture

Spencer Crew

George Mason University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Antebellum
  • Civil War and Reconstruction

Jane E. Dailey

University of Chicago

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil Rights
  • Legal and Constitutional
  • Race

Rebecca L. Davis

University of Delaware

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Gender, Masculinity, Femininity
  • Post-1945
  • Religion

Philip J. Deloria

Harvard University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • General and Historiography
  • Social and Cultural

Rachel Devlin

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Childhood and Youth
  • Civil Rights
  • Education

Hasia Diner

New York University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Antisemitism and Religious Persecution
  • Ethnicity
  • Food

Gregory Downs

University of California, Davis

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Don H. Doyle

University of South Carolina

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Lincoln
  • South

Mary L. Dudziak

Emory University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Cold War
  • Legal and Constitutional
  • Military

Lynn Dumenil

Occidental College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Cold War
  • Ethnicity
  • General and Historiography

David C. Engerman

Yale University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Cold War
  • Intellectual
  • International Relations

Glenn T. Eskew

Georgia State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil Rights
  • General and Historiography
  • Music

Candace Falk

Emma Goldman Papers, University of California, Berkeley

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Biography
  • General and Historiography
  • Immigration

John Fea

Messiah College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1700-1800
  • Colonial
  • Religion

Crystal N. Feimster

Yale University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Biography
  • Civil War and Reconstruction

Elizabeth Fenn

University of Colorado Boulder

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1700-1800
  • American Indian
  • Biography

Sharla M. Fett

Occidental College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Childhood and Youth
  • Medicine

Jill Fields

California State University, Fresno

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Film
  • Gender, Masculinity, Femininity
  • Jewish

Deborah K. Fitzgerald

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Agricultural
  • Business and Economics
  • Environment and Natural Resources

Neil Foley

Southern Methodist University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Borderlands
  • Cold War
  • Ethnicity

Catherine Forslund

Rockford University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

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

Edith B. Gelles

Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Biography
  • Colonial
  • General and Historiography

Malick W. Ghachem

Massachusetts Institute of Technology; University of Maine

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1700-1800
  • Capitalism
  • Colonial

Tiffany M. Gill

University of Delaware

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • African American
  • Business and Economics

David Goldfield

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Immigration
  • Post-1945

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

Sarah Barringer Gordon

University of Pennsylvania

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1700-1800
  • 1800-1865
  • 1865-1900

Andrew R. Graybill

Southern Methodist University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1865-1900
  • American Indian
  • Borderlands

Laurie Green

University of Texas at Austin

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Film
  • Food

Michael S. Green

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Atomic Bomb
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Cold War

Amy S. Greenberg

Penn State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1800-1865
  • Antebellum
  • Borderlands

David Greenberg

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • Cold War
  • General and Historiography

Julie Greene

University of Maryland, College Park

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1865-1900
  • 1900-1945
  • Capitalism

Ariela J. Gross

University of Southern California

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Antebellum
  • Civil Rights
  • Civil War and Reconstruction

Michael Grossberg

Indiana University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Childhood and Youth
  • Family
  • Legal and Constitutional

Thomas A. Guglielmo

George Washington University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Civil Rights
  • Ethnicity

Melanie Gustafson

University of Vermont

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1700-1800
  • 1865-1900
  • Digital history

Matthew Pratt Guterl

Brown University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Biography
  • Race

Cindy Hahamovitch

University of Georgia

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Agricultural
  • Human Rights
  • Immigration

Steven Hahn

New York University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • American Indian
  • Civil Liberties, Security State

Jacquelyn D. Hall

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Biography
  • General and Historiography

John W. Hall

University of Wisconsin-Madison

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1700-1800
  • 1800-1865
  • American Indian

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

Kristin Hoganson

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Transnational and Comparative
  • Gilded Age and Progressive Era
  • Midwest

Madeline Y. Hsu

University of Texas at Austin

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • Asian American
  • Cold War

Andrew J. Huebner

University of Alabama

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Benjamin H. Irvin

Indiana University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Class
  • Colonial
  • Crime, Violence, Incarceration

Julia F. Irwin

University of South Florida

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • Cold War
  • Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Karl Jacoby

Columbia University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Robert F. Jefferson Jr.

University of New Mexico

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Cold War
  • Disability

John W. Jeffries

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Elections, Electoral College, Voting Rights
  • Great Depression
  • Politics

William P. Jones

University of Minnesota

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Civil Rights
  • Class

Andrew W. Kahrl

University of Virginia

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Capitalism
  • Environment and Natural Resources

Walter D. Kamphoefner

Texas A&M University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Ethnicity
  • General and Historiography

Peter Karsten

University of Pittsburgh

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • International Relations
  • Legal and Constitutional
  • Military

Michael Kazin

Georgetown University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Cold War
  • General and Historiography
  • Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Jennifer Keene

Chapman University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Military
  • Social and Cultural

Robin D. G. Kelley

University of California, Los Angeles

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Intellectual
  • Politics
  • Post-1945

David Kennedy

Stanford University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • General and Historiography
  • Great Depression
  • Immigration

Ross A. Kennedy

Illinois State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • Atomic Bomb
  • Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Jennifer Lisa Klein

Yale University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Gender, Masculinity, Femininity
  • Labor and Working Class
  • Post-1945

Kevin M. Kruse

Princeton University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil Rights
  • Politics
  • African American

Bruce Kuklick

University of Pennsylvania

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil Liberties, Security State
  • Intellectual
  • International Relations

Lon Kurashige

University of Southern California

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Asian American
  • Immigration
  • Race

Adriane Lentz-Smith

Duke University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • African American
  • Social Movements

Jonathan Levy

University of Chicago

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Nelson Lichtenstein

University of California, Santa Barbara

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Business and Economics
  • Capitalism
  • Education

Leon F. Litwack

University of California, Berkeley

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Cold War

James H. Madison

Indiana University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • General and Historiography
  • Midwest

Katherine M. Marino

UCLA

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Kate Masur

Northwestern University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1865-1900
  • African American
  • Civil War and Reconstruction

Louis P. Masur

Rutgers University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Intellectual
  • Lincoln

Elaine Tyler May

University of Minnesota

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Laura McEnaney

Whittier College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Peace
  • Post-1945
  • Women

Robert J. McMahon

Ohio State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Cold War
  • General and Historiography
  • International Relations

Deborah Dash Moore

University of Michigan

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Ethnicity
  • Immigration
  • International Relations

J. Todd Moye

University of North Texas

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Oral history
  • Post-1945

Andrew Needham

New York University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • Capitalism
  • Environment and Natural Resources

Christopher McKnight Nichols

Oregon State University; Oregon State University Center for the Humanities

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Lisa Norling

University of Minnesota

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • East
  • General and Historiography
  • Naval and Maritime

Alice O'Connor

University of California, Santa Barbara

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Business and Economics
  • Capitalism
  • Elections, Electoral College, Voting Rights

Kathryn Olmsted

University of California, Davis

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Great Depression
  • Labor and Working Class
  • Post-1945

Stephen R. Ortiz

Binghamton University, State University of New York

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • Civil Liberties, Security State
  • Elections, Electoral College, Voting Rights

David M. Oshinsky

New York University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Cold War
  • General and Historiography

Susie J. Pak

St. John's University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Business and Economics
  • Capitalism
  • Gilded Age and Progressive Era

T. Michael Parrish

Baylor University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil Rights
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Military

Sarah T. Phillips

Boston University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • Agricultural
  • Environment and Natural Resources

Kim Phillips-Fein

New York University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Business and Economics
  • Capitalism
  • Intellectual

Rebecca Jo Plant

University of California, San Diego

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Family
  • Gender, Masculinity, Femininity
  • Medicine

Claire Bond Potter

The New School

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Digital history
  • Gay and Lesbian

Andrew Preston

Cambridge University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Cold War
  • International Relations
  • Religion

Patrick Rael

Bowdoin College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Antebellum
  • Civil War and Reconstruction

Jennifer Eden Ratner-Rosenhagen

University of Wisconsin–Madison

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Randy W. Roberts

Purdue University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Film
  • General and Historiography

Marc Simon Rodriguez

Portland State University; Pacific Historical Review

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Borderlands
  • Immigration
  • Latino/a

Naomi Rogers

Yale University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Medicine
  • Post-1945
  • Public Health and Disease

Renee Romano

Oberlin College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Constance B. Schulz

University of South Carolina

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Antebellum
  • Colonial
  • Digital history

Daryl Michael Scott

Howard University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1865-1900
  • African American
  • Education

Christina Simmons

University of Windsor

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Family
  • Mass Communications

Suzanne M. Sinke

Florida State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Borderlands
  • Childhood and Youth
  • Family

Gregory D. Smithers

Virginia Commonwealth University; British Academy

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1700-1800
  • 1800-1865
  • American Indian

James T. Sparrow

University of Chicago

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Cold War
  • International Relations
  • Military

Paul Spickard

University of California, Santa Barbara

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Asian American
  • Borderlands

Landon R. Storrs

University of Iowa

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil Liberties, Security State
  • Civil Rights
  • Cold War

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

Lisa Tetrault

Carnegie Mellon University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1865-1900
  • Antebellum
  • Civil War and Reconstruction

Phil Tiemeyer

Kansas State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Capitalism
  • Civil Rights
  • Gay and Lesbian

Joe William Trotter Jr.

Carnegie Mellon University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Colonial
  • Labor and Working Class

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

Wendy Warren

Princeton University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1700-1800
  • African American
  • Colonial

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

Allan M. Winkler

Miami University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Great Depression
  • Music
  • Post-1945

Barbara Winslow

Brooklyn College, City University of New York

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Leadership
  • Medicine

Nan Elizabeth Woodruff

Penn State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Agricultural
  • General and Historiography

Steven E. Woodworth

Texas Christian University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Antebellum
  • Biography
  • Civil War and Reconstruction

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

Alice Yang

University of California, Santa Cruz

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Asian American
  • Human Rights
  • Legal and Constitutional

Kariann Akemi Yokota

University of Colorado, Denver

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1700-1800
  • Ethnicity
  • Material Culture and Architecture

Julian E. Zelizer

Princeton University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Jewish
  • Leadership
  • Politics