Directory of Lecturers

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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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James Downs

Connecticut College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1800-1865
  • African American
  • American Indian

Sharla M. Fett

Occidental College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Childhood and Youth
  • Medicine

Robert Douglas Johnston

University of Illinois at Chicago

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Class
  • Gilded Age and Progressive Era
  • Medicine

William P. Jones

University of Minnesota

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Civil Rights
  • Class

Jennifer Lisa Klein

Yale University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Alan M. Kraut

American University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Antisemitism and Religious Persecution
  • Ethnicity
  • General and Historiography

Natalia Molina

University of Southern California; California Humanities

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Latino/a
  • Immigration
  • Public Health and Disease

Christopher McKnight Nichols

Oregon State University; Oregon State University Center for the Humanities

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

David M. Oshinsky

New York University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Cold War
  • General and Historiography

Susan M. Reverby

Wellesley College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • General and Historiography
  • Medicine

Naomi Rogers

Yale University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Medicine
  • Post-1945
  • Public Health and Disease

Jennifer Scanlon

Bowdoin College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Biography
  • Capitalism

Johanna Schoen

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Medicine
  • Post-1945
  • Sexuality

Alexandra Minna Stern

University of Michigan

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Human Rights
  • Medicine
  • Race

Lara Vapnek

St. John's University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Business and Economics
  • Capitalism
  • General and Historiography

Jessica Wang

University of British Columbia

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Brian Ward

Northumbria University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Mass Communications
  • Music

John Harley Warner

Yale University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Michael Willrich

Brandeis University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • General and Historiography
  • Gilded Age and Progressive Era
  • Human Rights