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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Luis Alvarez

University of California, San Diego

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Crime, Violence, Incarceration
  • Ethnicity
  • Latino/a

Matthew L. Basso

University of Utah

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Brooke L. Blower

Boston University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Holly Brewer

University of Maryland

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1700-1800
  • Childhood and Youth
  • Human Rights

Sarah Bridger

California Polytechnic State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Cold War
  • Intellectual
  • Science

Janet Farrell Brodie

Claremont Graduate University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Atomic Bomb
  • Cold War
  • Post-1945

W. Fitzhugh Brundage

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

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

Joan E. Cashin

Ohio State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Gregory Downs

University of California, Davis

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

John Ferling

University of West Georgia

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Colonial
  • General and Historiography
  • Military

Catherine Forslund

Rockford University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Judith Giesberg

Villanova University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Lesley J. Gordon

University of Alabama

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1800-1865
  • Biography
  • Civil War and Reconstruction

Mark Grimsley

Ohio State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Film

Allen C. Guelzo

Gettysburg College; Princeton University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1800-1865
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Intellectual

Thomas A. Guglielmo

George Washington University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Civil Rights
  • Ethnicity

John W. Hall

University of Wisconsin-Madison

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1700-1800
  • 1800-1865
  • American Indian

William M. Hammond

University of Maryland, College Park

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • General and Historiography
  • Mass Communications
  • Military

Joan Hoff

Montana State University, Bozeman

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil Liberties, Security State
  • Civil Rights
  • General and Historiography

Kristin Hoganson

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Julia F. Irwin

University of South Florida

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Robert F. Jefferson Jr.

University of New Mexico

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Cold War
  • Disability

Peter Karsten

University of Pittsburgh

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • International Relations
  • Legal and Constitutional
  • Military

Stanley N. Katz

Princeton University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Education
  • General and Historiography
  • Human Rights

Jennifer Keene

Chapman University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Military
  • Social and Cultural

David Kennedy

Stanford University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • General and Historiography
  • Great Depression
  • Immigration

Bruce Kuklick

University of Pennsylvania

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil Liberties, Security State
  • Intellectual
  • International Relations

Peter J. Kuznick

American University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Atomic Bomb
  • Cold War
  • World War II

Meredith H. Lair

George Mason University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Cold War
  • Material Culture and Architecture
  • Military

Adriane Lentz-Smith

Duke University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • African American
  • Civil Rights

Carol L. McKibben

Stanford University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Immigration
  • Military

Alan McPherson

Temple University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Human Rights
  • International Relations
  • Music

Jennifer Mittelstadt

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Gender, Masculinity, Femininity
  • Great Depression
  • Military

Barbara Molony

Santa Clara University; Co-President, Berkshire Conference of Women Historians

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • Gender, Masculinity, Femininity
  • Material Culture and Architecture

Deborah Dash Moore

University of Michigan

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Ethnicity
  • Immigration
  • International Relations

Christopher McKnight Nichols

Oregon State University; Oregon State University Center for the Humanities

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Stephen R. Ortiz

Binghamton University, State University of New York

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Christopher Phillips

The University of Cincinnati

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Antebellum
  • Civil War and Reconstruction

Rebecca Jo Plant

University of California, San Diego

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Family
  • Gender, Masculinity, Femininity
  • Medicine

Kate Ramsey

University of Miami

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Religion
  • Social and Cultural
  • Transnational and Comparative

Susan Schulten

University of Denver

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • West
  • Lincoln

Aaron Sheehan-Dean

Louisiana State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • General and Historiography
  • Military

Martin J. Sherwin

George Mason University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Atomic Bomb
  • Cold War
  • General and Historiography

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

Barbara L. Tischler

Empire State College SUNY

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • General and Historiography
  • Music

Elizabeth R. Varon

University of Virginia

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Antebellum
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • General and Historiography

Jonathan W. White

Christopher Newport University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1800-1865
  • Civil Liberties, Security State
  • Civil War and Reconstruction

Chad Williams

Brandeis University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Intellectual
  • Leadership

Judy Tzu-Chun Wu

University of California, Irvine

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Asian American
  • Atomic Bomb