Organization of American Historians (OAH) Distinguished Lecturer, 2019-2022
Author of Sex Workers, Psychics, and Numbers Runners: Black Women in New York City’s Underground Economy (University of Illinois Press, 2016)
2017 Winner of Darlene Clark Hine Book Award, Organization of American Historians (OAH)
2017 Winner of Philip Taft Labor Prize, Labor and Working-Class History Association (LAWCHA) and Cornell University, ILR School
LECTURESHIP PROGRAM ROSTER EXPANDS WITH ADDITION OF NEW, PROMINENT HISTORIANS
BLOOMINGTON, IN — The Organization of American Historians is expanding its Distinguished Lectureship Program with the appointment of 21 expert and engaging speakers on U. S. history.
Many of the new lecturers are from the nation’s top universities and offer expertise on issues such as immigration, women’s rights, racism, human rights, and the histories of labor, medicine, slavery, religion, and technology.
The 2019-2020 cohort of new lecturers, appointed by OAH President Joanne Meyerowitz, join nearly 600 other esteemed OAH Distinguished Lecturers. They can be scheduled to provide insights on important topics, headline historical commemorations and events, and bring context to some of today’s most perplexing issues. Donation of their speaker fees to the OAH by is an important part of the organization’s non-dues revenue stream.
“OAH’s Distinguished Lecturers provide a vital service to communities, libraries, museums, and universities by increasing public awareness and understanding of the importance of American history. This is especially valuable today as our nation faces unique challenges,” says Katherine M. Finley, the OAH’s executive director. “We congratulate these individuals on achieving this high honor and we thank them for their service to OAH.”
New OAH Distinguished Lecturers, 2019-2020 – Brooke L. Blower Boston University – Geraldo Cadava Northwestern University – Julio Capó, Jr. Florida International University – Veronica Castillo-Muñoz University of California, Santa Barbara – Kathleen Franz Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History – Susan Goodier SUNY Oneonta – Kimberly A. Hamlin Miami University – LaShawn Harris Michigan State University
Cheryl Hicks University of Delaware – Emily Suzanne Johnson Ball State University – Robert Douglas Johnston University of Illinois at Chicago – Manu Karuka Barnard College – Sarah Knott Indiana University – Katherine M. Marino UCLA – Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor Smith College – Bethel Saler Harverford College – Naoko Shibusawa Brown University – Gregory D. Smithers Virginia Commonwealth University – Sarah B. Snyder American University – David Vaught Texas A&M University
For a complete list of participating speakers and topics and more information about the OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program, visit lectures.oah.org or call 812-855-7311 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org