Directory of Lecturers

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Akhil Reed Amar

Yale Law School

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Elections, Electoral College, Voting Rights
  • Legal and Constitutional
  • Politics

Jean Baker

Goucher College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Biography
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Medicine

Edward E. Baptist

Cornell University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1800-1865
  • Capitalism
  • Education

William A. Blair

Penn State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Crime, Violence, Incarceration

Orville Vernon Burton

Clemson University; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Digital history

William D. Carrigan

Rowan University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

N. D. B. Connolly

Johns Hopkins University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • African American
  • Capitalism

Karen L. Cox

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Film

Joseph Crespino

Emory University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Leadership
  • Politics
  • Print Culture

William Deverell

University of Southern California; Huntington Library

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Borderlands
  • 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

James Downs

Connecticut College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1800-1865
  • African American
  • American Indian

Don H. Doyle

University of South Carolina

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Lincoln
  • South

Laura F. Edwards

Duke University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Antebellum
  • Civil War and Reconstruction

Stephen D. Engle

Florida Atlantic University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • General and Historiography
  • Lincoln

Crystal N. Feimster

Yale University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Biography
  • Civil War and Reconstruction

Barbara J. Fields

Columbia University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Intellectual
  • Military

Paul Finkelman

Gratz College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Antebellum
  • Antisemitism and Religious Persecution

David T. Gleeson

Northumbria University Newcastle upon Tyne

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Thavolia Glymph

Duke University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Slavery

David Goldfield

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Immigration
  • Post-1945

Susan Goodier

SUNY Oneonta

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Mark Grimsley

Ohio State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Film

Ariela J. Gross

University of Southern California

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Antebellum
  • Civil Rights
  • Civil War and Reconstruction

Allen C. Guelzo

Gettysburg College; Princeton University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1800-1865
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Intellectual

Steven Hahn

New York University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • American Indian
  • Civil Liberties, Security State

Jacquelyn D. Hall

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Biography
  • General and Historiography

Kimberly A. Hamlin

Miami University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Women
  • Gender, Masculinity, Femininity
  • Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Paul Harvey

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Civil Rights
  • Civil War and Reconstruction

Pippa Holloway

University of Richmond

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1865-1900
  • African American
  • Crime, Violence, Incarceration

Andrew W. Kahrl

University of Virginia

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Capitalism
  • Environment and Natural Resources

Walter D. Kamphoefner

Texas A&M University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Ethnicity
  • General and Historiography

Stephen Kantrowitz

University of Wisconsin-Madison

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • American Indian
  • Antebellum

Manu Karuka

Barnard College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • Asian American
  • Capitalism

Robin D. G. Kelley

University of California, Los Angeles

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Intellectual
  • Politics
  • Post-1945

Ari Kelman

University of California, Davis

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • Borderlands
  • Civil War and Reconstruction

Daniel J. Kevles

Yale University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Agricultural
  • Atomic Bomb
  • Business and Economics

Peter Kolchin

University of Delaware

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Antebellum
  • Civil War and Reconstruction

J. Morgan Kousser

California Institute of Technology

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Education
  • Elections, Electoral College, Voting Rights
  • General and Historiography

Barbara Krauthamer

University of Massachusetts Amherst

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • American Indian
  • Civil War and Reconstruction

James W. Loewen

University of Vermont; Catholic University of America

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Education

Kate Masur

Northwestern University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1865-1900
  • African American
  • Civil War and Reconstruction

Louis P. Masur

Rutgers University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Intellectual
  • Lincoln

Lisa G. Materson

University of California, Davis

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Elections, Electoral College, Voting Rights
  • Latino/a

Edna Greene Medford

Howard University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • General and Historiography

Joanne Pope Melish

University of Kentucky

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Antebellum
  • Civil War and Reconstruction

Clyde A. Milner II

University of New Mexico, Visiting Scholar; Arkansas State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • General and Historiography
  • Public History and Memory
  • Religion

Susan Eva O'Donovan

University of Memphis

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Antebellum
  • Civil War and Reconstruction

Paula Petrik

George Mason University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Christopher Phillips

The University of Cincinnati

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Antebellum
  • Civil War and Reconstruction

Matthew Pinsker

Dickinson College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Antebellum
  • Civil War and Reconstruction

Patrick Rael

Bowdoin College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Antebellum
  • Civil War and Reconstruction

Heather Cox Richardson

Boston College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • General and Historiography

Susan Schulten

University of Denver

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • West
  • Lincoln

Leslie A. Schwalm

University of Iowa

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Family

Daniel J. Sharfstein

Vanderbilt University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1865-1900
  • 1900-1945
  • African American

LaKisha Michelle Simmons

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Childhood and Youth
  • Civil Rights

Manisha Sinha

University of Connecticut

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1800-1865
  • 1865-1900
  • African American

Mark Smith

University of South Carolina

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1800-1865
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Slavery

Lisa Tetrault

Carnegie Mellon University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1865-1900
  • Antebellum
  • Civil War and Reconstruction

Michael Vorenberg

Brown University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Legal and Constitutional
  • Lincoln

Kenneth J. Winkle

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Digital history

Andrew Zimmerman

George Washington University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Capitalism
  • Civil War and Reconstruction