OAH Distinguished Lecturer Profile

Pekka Hämäläinen

Portrait of Pekka Hämäläinen

Pekka Hämäläinen is the Rhodes Professor of American History at Oxford University and a fellow at St. Catherine’s College. He is the author of The Comanche Empire (2008), which won several awards, including the Bancroft Prize, the OAH Merle Curti Award, the Caughey Prize, the Norris and Carol Hundley Award, and a Recognition of Excellence Award from the Cundill Prize in History jury. He is also a coeditor, with Benjamin H. Johnson, of Major Problems in North American Borderlands History (2011).

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