History professor Carla Gardina Pestana, the Joyce Appleby Endowed Chair of America and the World, was recently honored with an appointment to the Distinguished Lectureship Program at the Organization of American HistoriansThis select group of scholars promote understanding and appreciation of all facets of U.S. history from the 1600s through the present, which is an essential component of the organization's mission. They speak with audiences across the country each year and are widely sought for appearances at museums, libraries, universities, community centers, churches and synagogues and other venues.

Pestana studies the 17th and 18th century Atlantic worlds, especially the English Atlantic; the Caribbean; and U.S. religious history. She is the 2015-16 Robert C. Ritchie Distinguished Fellow at the Huntington Library. 

 

OAH Distinguished Lecturers promote understanding and appreciation of all facets of U.S. history from the 1600s through the present, which is an essential component of the organization's mission.