Directory of Lecturers

OAH Distinguished Lectureship program 40 years 1981-2021
Professor Mae Ngai speaking giving lecture

Start your search for a speaker here or browse the alphabetized, comprehensive listing of all OAH Distinguished Lecturers.

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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José M. Alamillo

California State University-Channel Islands

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Latino/a
  • Sports and Recreation
  • Social and Cultural

Patrick Allitt

Emory University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Biography
  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Politics

Thomas G. Andrews

University of Colorado Boulder

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • American Indian
  • Borderlands

Raymond O. Arsenault

University of South Florida, St. Petersburg

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • General and Historiography

Shana Bernstein

Northwestern University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Charlene M. Boyer Lewis

Kalamazoo College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1700-1800
  • 1800-1865
  • Material Culture and Architecture

Nicole Burrowes

Rutgers University, New Brunswick

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil Rights
  • Transnational and Comparative
  • African American

Cathleen D. Cahill

Penn State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • Gilded Age and Progressive Era
  • Race

Joan E. Cashin

Ohio State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Antebellum
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Environment and Natural Resources

Catherine Denial

Knox College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • American Indian
  • Borderlands

William Deverell

University of Southern California; Huntington Library

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Borderlands
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Environment and Natural Resources

Darren Dochuk

University of Notre Dame

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Jim Downs

Gettysburg College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • LGBTQ+
  • Medicine

Nan Enstad

University of Wisconsin-Madison

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Business and Economics
  • Capitalism
  • Mass Communications

Elizabeth Fenn

University of Colorado Boulder

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1700-1800
  • American Indian
  • Biography

Mark Fiege

Montana State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Lincoln
  • Public History and Memory

Deborah K. Fitzgerald

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Agricultural
  • Business and Economics
  • Environment and Natural Resources

Donald L. Fixico

Arizona State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • Borderlands
  • Business and Economics

Ernest Freeberg

University of Tennessee

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Biography
  • Disability
  • Education

Matt Garcia

Dartmouth College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Agricultural
  • Borderlands
  • Business and Economics

David Goldfield

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Immigration
  • Post-1945

Andrew R. Graybill

Southern Methodist University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1865-1900
  • American Indian
  • Borderlands

Michael Innis-Jiménez

University of Alabama

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Ethnicity
  • Food
  • Immigration

Andrew W. Kahrl

University of Virginia

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Capitalism
  • Environment and Natural Resources

Ari Kelman

University of California, Davis

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • Borderlands
  • Civil War and Reconstruction

David Kennedy

Stanford University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • General and Historiography
  • Great Depression
  • Immigration

Daniel J. Kevles

Yale University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Agricultural
  • Atomic Bomb
  • Business and Economics

Matthew Klingle

Bowdoin College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • General and Historiography
  • Medicine

Alan M. Kraut

American University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Antisemitism and Religious Persecution
  • Ethnicity
  • General and Historiography

Patricia Nelson Limerick

University of Colorado Boulder

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • Borderlands
  • Environment and Natural Resources

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

Tiya Alicia Miles

Harvard University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1800-1865
  • African American
  • American Indian

Kathryn Morse

Middlebury College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Digital history
  • West

Andrew Needham

New York University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • Capitalism
  • Environment and Natural Resources

Richard S. Newman

Library Company of Philadelphia

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Antebellum
  • Civil War and Reconstruction

Gregory Nobles

Georgia Institute of Technology

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Science

Lydia R. Otero

University of Arizona

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Latino/a
  • LGBTQ+
  • Social and Cultural

Gunther Peck

Duke University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Borderlands
  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • General and Historiography

Sarah T. Phillips

Boston University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • Agricultural
  • Environment and Natural Resources

Dwight T. Pitcaithley

New Mexico State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Antebellum
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • General and Historiography

Claire Bond Potter

The New School

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Digital history
  • LGBTQ+

Tyler Priest

University of Iowa

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Business and Economics
  • Capitalism
  • Environment and Natural Resources

Marc Simon Rodriguez

Portland State University; Pacific Historical Review

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil Rights
  • Ethnicity
  • Labor and Working Class

Virginia Scharff

University of New Mexico

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • General and Historiography
  • Revolutionary and Early National

Carole Shammas

University of Southern California

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Business and Economics
  • Capitalism
  • Childhood and Youth

Gregory D. Smithers

Virginia Commonwealth University; British Academy

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1700-1800
  • 1800-1865
  • American Indian

Randall Stephens

University of Oslo

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Digital history
  • Dust Bowl
  • Music

Steven Stoll

Fordham University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1700-1800
  • 1800-1865
  • Agricultural

Susan Strasser

University of Delaware

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1865-1900
  • 1900-1945
  • African American

Samuel Truett

University of New Mexico

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • Borderlands
  • Environment and Natural Resources

David Vaught

Texas A&M University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Sports and Recreation
  • Rural
  • West

Jessica Wang

University of British Columbia

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Louis S. Warren

University of California, Davis

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Religion

Marsha Weisiger

University of Oregon

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • Dust Bowl
  • Education

Elliott West

University of Arkansas

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • Borderlands
  • Childhood and Youth

Jeannie Whayne

University of Arkansas

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Agricultural
  • Civil War and Reconstruction

Mabel O. Wilson

Columbia University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Antebellum
  • Interdisciplinary Theory/Studies

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

Julian E. Zelizer

Princeton University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Jewish
  • Leadership
  • Politics