OAH Distinguished Lecturer Profile

OAH Distinguished Lectureship program 40 years 1981-2021

Darren Dochuk

Portrait of Darren Dochuk

Darren Dochuk is an associate professor of history at the University of Notre Dame. His research and teaching deal primarily with the United States in the long twentieth century, with emphasis on the intersections of religion, politics, and economics, and the rising influence of the American West and Sunbelt Southwest in national life. His first book, From Bible Belt to Sunbelt: Plain-Folk Religion, Grassroots Politics, and the Rise of Evangelical Conservatism (2011), won the American Historical Association's John H. Dunning Prize and the OAH Ellis W. Hawley Prize. His latest book, Anointed with Oil: How Christianity and Crude Made Modern America is a study of religion and politics in North America's age of oil, 1890 to the present. He is also a coeditor of Sunbelt Rising: The Politics of Space, Place, and Region (2011), and Faith in the New Millennium: The Future of Religion and American Politics (2016).

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