Directory of Lecturers

OAH Distinguished Lectureship program 40 years 1981-2021
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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

Edward E. Baptist

Cornell University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1800-1865
  • Capitalism
  • Education

Sven Beckert

Harvard University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Antebellum
  • Business and Economics
  • Capitalism

Catherine A. Brekus

Harvard University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Antebellum
  • Business and Economics
  • Capitalism

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

Tracey Deutsch

University of Minnesota

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Capitalism
  • Food
  • Gender, Masculinity, Femininity

Michael H. Ebner

Lake Forest College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Nan Enstad

University of Wisconsin-Madison

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Business and Economics
  • Capitalism
  • Mass Communications

Barbara J. Fields

Columbia University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Intellectual
  • Military

Donald L. Fixico

Arizona State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • Borderlands
  • Business and Economics

Steve Fraser

Independent historian

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Marisa J. Fuentes

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1700-1800
  • African American
  • Archives and Bibliography

Matt Garcia

Dartmouth College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Agricultural
  • Borderlands
  • Business and Economics

Lawrence B. Glickman

Cornell University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Antebellum
  • Business and Economics
  • Capitalism

Julie Greene

University of Maryland, College Park

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1865-1900
  • 1900-1945
  • Capitalism

Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor

University of California, Davis

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1700-1800
  • 1800-1865
  • Business and Economics

Andrew Hartman

Illinois State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Education
  • Intellectual
  • Post-1945

Louis Hyman

Cornell University; Director, Institute for Workplace Studies

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • Business and Economics
  • Capitalism

Walter Johnson

Harvard University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Capitalism
  • Midwest

Robert Douglas Johnston

University of Illinois at Chicago

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Class
  • Gilded Age and Progressive Era
  • Medicine

Jennifer Lisa Klein

Yale University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Jackson Lears

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Business and Economics
  • Capitalism
  • Intellectual

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

Nelson Lichtenstein

University of California, Santa Barbara

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Business and Economics
  • Capitalism
  • Education

James Livingston

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Business and Economics
  • Capitalism
  • Great Depression

Mary Ting Yi Lui

Yale University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Alexis McCrossen

Southern Methodist University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Social and Cultural
  • 1800-1865
  • Technology and Industry

Ajay K. Mehrotra

American Bar Foundation; Northwestern University School of Law and History Department

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Stephen A. Mihm

University of Georgia

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Bethany Moreton

Dartmouth College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Business and Economics
  • Capitalism
  • Labor and Working Class

Donna Murch

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Business and Economics
  • Capitalism

Julia Ott

New School for Social Research

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • Business and Economics
  • Capitalism

Kim Phillips-Fein

New York University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Business and Economics
  • Capitalism
  • Intellectual

Seth Rockman

Brown University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Antebellum
  • Business and Economics

Joshua Rothman

University of Alabama

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Antebellum
  • Business and Economics

Beryl E. Satter

Rutgers University-Newark

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Capitalism
  • Crime, Violence, Incarceration

Jennifer Scanlon

Bowdoin College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Biography
  • Capitalism

Carole Shammas

University of Southern California

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Business and Economics
  • Capitalism
  • Childhood and Youth

Christina Simmons

University of Windsor

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Family
  • Mass Communications

Lara Vapnek

St. John's University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Business and Economics
  • Capitalism
  • General and Historiography

Juliet E. K. Walker

University of Texas at Austin

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Business and Economics
  • Capitalism

Barbara Y. Welke

University of Minnesota

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Legal and Constitutional
  • Race
  • Technology and Industry

Craig Steven Wilder

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Colonial
  • Education

Victoria Saker Woeste

American Bar Foundation

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • Agricultural
  • Capitalism

Victoria W. Wolcott

University at Buffalo, State University of New York

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Civil Rights
  • Labor and Working Class

Judy Tzu-Chun Wu

University of California, Irvine

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Asian American
  • Atomic Bomb

Michael Zakim

Tel Aviv University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1800-1865
  • Antebellum
  • Business and Economics

Andrew Zimmerman

George Washington University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Capitalism
  • Civil War and Reconstruction