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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Christopher Agee

University of Colorado Denver

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Crime, Violence, Incarceration
  • Gender, Masculinity, Femininity

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

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

Shana Bernstein

Northwestern University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Brooke L. Blower

Boston University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

John E. Bodnar

Indiana University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Post-1945
  • Public History and Memory
  • September 11

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

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

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

Joseph Crespino

Emory University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Leadership
  • Politics
  • Print Culture

Jane E. Dailey

University of Chicago

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil Rights
  • Legal and Constitutional
  • Race

Rachel Devlin

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Childhood and Youth
  • Civil Rights
  • Education

Darren Dochuk

University of Notre Dame

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • *New in 2021
  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Politics

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

Tanisha C. Ford

The Graduate Center, CUNY

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Women
  • Gender, Masculinity, Femininity

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

Liette Gidlow

Wayne State University; Harvard Radcliffe Institute

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Elections, Electoral College, Voting Rights
  • Women's Rights, Activism, and Suffrage
  • Civil Rights

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:

  • Legal and Constitutional
  • Religion
  • 1700-1800

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

David Greenberg

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Mass Communications
  • Politics
  • Presidential

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

John W. Hall

University of Wisconsin-Madison

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1700-1800
  • 1800-1865
  • American Indian

Susan M. Hartmann

Ohio State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • General and Historiography
  • Politics
  • Post-1945

Madeline Y. Hsu

University of Texas at Austin

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • Asian American
  • Cold War

Michael Innis-Jiménez

University of Alabama

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Ethnicity
  • Food
  • Immigration

Kenneth Janken

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Civil Rights
  • Intellectual

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:

  • Great Depression
  • Politics
  • Roosevelts

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

Peter Karsten

University of Pittsburgh

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • International Relations
  • Legal and Constitutional
  • Military

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

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

James H. Madison

Indiana University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • General and Historiography
  • Midwest

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

Scott Reynolds Nelson

University of Georgia

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Business and Economics
  • Capitalism

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

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
  • LGBTQ+

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:

  • Civil Rights
  • Ethnicity
  • Labor and Working Class

Naomi Rogers

Yale University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Disability
  • Medicine
  • Post-1945

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

Suzanne M. Sinke

Florida State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Borderlands
  • Childhood and Youth
  • Family

James T. Sparrow

University of Chicago

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Cold War
  • International Relations
  • Military

Robyn C. Spencer

Lehman College, CUNY

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Civil Rights
  • Social Movements

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

Phil Tiemeyer

Kansas State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Capitalism
  • Civil Rights
  • Gender, Masculinity, Femininity

Barbara L. Tischler

Empire State College SUNY; Hunter College, CUNY

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • General and Historiography
  • Music

Joe William Trotter Jr.

Carnegie Mellon University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Colonial
  • Labor and Working Class

Jeannie Whayne

University of Arkansas

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Agricultural
  • Civil War and Reconstruction

Allan M. Winkler

Miami University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Great Depression
  • Music
  • Post-1945

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