Joan Hoff

Joan Hoff

Joan Hoff is currently a research professor of history at Montana State University. She is a former president of the Center for the Study of the Presidency, a former executive director of the OAH, and a former director of the Contemporary History Institute at Ohio University. An occasional media commentator on the presidency, she is the author of A Faustian Foreign Policy from Woodrow Wilson to George W. Bush (2007), The Cooper's Wife is Missing: The Trials of Bridget Cleary (2000), Nixon Reconsidered (1994), Law, Gender, and Injustice: A Legal History of U.S. Women (2nd edition, 1994), and Herbert Hoover: Forgotten Progressive (reissued, 1992), among other works.

Lectures

  • Civil Rights and Campus Sexual Assault *
  • Modern Presidency
  • The Nixon Presidency
  • U.S. Twentieth-Century Diplomatic and Political History
  • U.S. Women's Legal Status
  • What War Has Done to the Presidency *
  • Jeannette Rankin: Her Visible and Invisible Legacy


Lectures marked with a * are offered as part of the OAH's initiative, Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald Trump.