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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Richard Aquila

Penn State University, Behrend College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • Cold War
  • Film

Eileen Boris

University of California, Santa Barbara

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Labor and Working Class
  • Women's Rights, Activism, and Suffrage
  • Social Welfare and Public Assistance

Charlene M. Boyer Lewis

Kalamazoo College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Kevin Boyle

Northwestern University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • General and Historiography
  • Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Angus R. Burgin

Johns Hopkins University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • Business and Economics
  • Capitalism

Geraldo Cadava

Northwestern University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Borderlands
  • Demography
  • Elections, Electoral College, Voting Rights

Albert Camarillo

Stanford University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Borderlands
  • Civil Rights
  • Elections, Electoral College, Voting Rights

Clayborne Carson

Stanford University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Biography
  • Civil Rights

William H. Chafe

Duke University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Civil Rights
  • Cold War

David Anthony Chang

University of Minnesota

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Seth Cotlar

Willamette University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1700-1800
  • 1800-1865
  • Antebellum

Jefferson Cowie

Vanderbilt University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Capitalism
  • Civil Rights
  • Class

Rachel Devlin

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Childhood and Youth
  • Civil Rights
  • Education

David C. Engerman

Yale University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Cold War
  • Intellectual
  • International Relations

Nan Enstad

University of Wisconsin-Madison

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Business and Economics
  • Capitalism
  • Mass Communications

John Fea

Messiah College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1700-1800
  • Colonial
  • Religion

Daniel Feller

University of Tennessee

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1800-1865
  • American Indian
  • Antebellum

Neil Foley

Southern Methodist University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Borderlands
  • Cold War
  • Ethnicity

François Furstenberg

Johns Hopkins University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Mario T. García

University of California Santa Barbara

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Education
  • Immigration
  • Latino/a

Lawrence B. Glickman

Cornell University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Antebellum
  • Business and Economics
  • Capitalism

David Goldfield

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Immigration
  • Post-1945

Julie Greene

University of Maryland, College Park

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1865-1900
  • 1900-1945
  • Capitalism

Matthew Pratt Guterl

Brown University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Biography
  • Race

Paul Harvey

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Religion
  • Civil Rights
  • Race

Michael K. Honey

University of Washington Tacoma

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Civil Rights
  • General and Historiography

Frederick E. Hoxie

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • Borderlands
  • General and Historiography

William P. Jones

University of Minnesota

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Civil Rights
  • Class

Walter D. Kamphoefner

Texas A&M University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Ethnicity
  • General and Historiography

Michael Kazin

Georgetown University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Cold War
  • General and Historiography
  • Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Alan M. Kraut

American University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Antisemitism and Religious Persecution
  • Ethnicity
  • General and Historiography

Peter J. Kuznick

American University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Atomic Bomb
  • Cold War
  • World War II

Clarence Lang

The Pennsylvania State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Labor and Working Class
  • Midwest

Elizabeth Lunbeck

Harvard University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Gender, Masculinity, Femininity
  • Interdisciplinary Theory/Studies
  • Medicine

Melani McAlister

George Washington University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Antisemitism and Religious Persecution
  • Cold War
  • International Relations

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

Premilla Nadasen

Barnard College, Columbia University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Business and Economics
  • Class

Alice O'Connor

University of California, Santa Barbara

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Business and Economics
  • Capitalism
  • Elections, Electoral College, Voting Rights

Jason M. Opal

McGill University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • American Indian
  • Antebellum
  • General and Historiography

Annelise Orleck

Dartmouth College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Immigration
  • Jewish

Christopher Phillips

The University of Cincinnati

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Antebellum
  • Civil War and Reconstruction

Jennifer Eden Ratner-Rosenhagen

University of Wisconsin–Madison

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

E. Anthony Rotundo

Phillips Academy Andover

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Cold War
  • Elections, Electoral College, Voting Rights
  • Gender, Masculinity, Femininity

Scott A. Sandage

Carnegie Mellon University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1800-1865
  • 1865-1900
  • American Indian

Alex M. Saragoza

University of California, Berkeley

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Borderlands
  • Civil Rights
  • Ethnicity

Ellen Schrecker

Yeshiva University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Civil Liberties, Security State
  • Cold War
  • Education

Thomas Alan Schwartz

Vanderbilt University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Cold War
  • General and Historiography
  • International Relations

Manisha Sinha

University of Connecticut

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1800-1865
  • 1865-1900
  • African American

Gregory D. Smithers

Virginia Commonwealth University; British Academy

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1700-1800
  • 1800-1865
  • American Indian

Paul Spickard

University of California, Santa Barbara

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Asian American
  • Borderlands

Marjorie J. Spruill

University of South Carolina

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Elections, Electoral College, Voting Rights
  • Gilded Age and Progressive Era
  • Politics

Randall Stephens

University of Oslo

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Digital history
  • Dust Bowl
  • Music

Matthew Avery Sutton

Washington State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1900-1945
  • Great Depression
  • Intellectual

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Princeton University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Post-1945
  • Race

Heather Ann Thompson

University of Michigan

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Civil Rights
  • Crime, Violence, Incarceration

Phil Tiemeyer

Kansas State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Capitalism
  • Civil Rights
  • Gay and Lesbian

Penny M. Von Eschen

Cornell University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Cold War
  • General and Historiography
  • International Relations

Jessica Wang

University of British Columbia

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Leigh Ann Wheeler

Binghamton University, State University of New York

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

Barbara Winslow

Brooklyn College, City University of New York

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Leadership
  • Medicine

Jonathan Zimmerman

University of Pennsylvania

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Education
  • General and Historiography
  • Politics