OAH Distinguished Lecturer Profile

OAH Distinguished Lectureship program 40 years 1981-2021

Christa Dierksheide

Portrait of Christa Dierksheide

Christa Dierksheide is Brockman Foundation Jefferson Scholars Foundation Professor and Associate Professor of History at the University of Virginia, where she also directs the Center for the Study of the Age of Jefferson.  She is the author of Amelioration and Empire: Progress and Slavery in the Plantation Americas, 1780-1840 (2014) and Jefferson’s Rising Generation: the Hemingses and Randolphs in America and the World, 1820-1900 (forthcoming). An expert on Jefferson, race, and slavery, she also served as a curator and historian at Monticello for over a decade.  


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