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Eastern Illinois University’s Speakers Microphone PodiumBureau

EIU provides a comprehensive list of speakers in a wide variety of topics organized here by subject matter. Our goal is to offer our faculty, staff, registered student organizations, etc a resource for finding quality speakers for their upcoming events

You can search the database of speakers by keyword, speaker, or topic category. Contact information for each speaker is located on the individual pages which provide detail on their area's of expertise.

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  • Jonathan Coit
    • History and Policy of Immigration
  • Debra Reid

    • I could speak to several topics that relate to rural and farm history in the Midwest, specifically Illinois, and the South. Most of my research focuses on experiences of  racial and ethnic minorities, which prepares me to discuss diversity historically. I can also discuss museum history and the role the public plays in selectively preserving and memorializing the past.
  • Christopher Mitchell
    • History of Theatre, Film, and general entertainment trends in Europe and the US in the 19th and 20th centuries History of Feminist movements in Europe and the US in the 19th and 20th centuries
  • John Bickford
    • SOCIAL STUDIES/HISTORY EDUCATION: Authentic instruction, authentic assessment, historical thinking/literacy. ADOLESCENCE: educational psychology of adolescence, expressions of gender and sexuality, identification of and proactive involvement in various forms of bullying, interactions with and understandings of media.
  • Janet Marquardt
    • As an art historian who studies the way we have constructed our understanding of the past through the way we have interpreted art, I am comfortable discussing cultural heritage issues, exhibition and conservation, and the motivation and meaning behind most periods and places of art-historical production.
  • Claudia Janssen, Ph.D.
    • My expertise lies in the areas of organizational rhetoric, public relations, crisis communication, and remembrance. My current research focuses on corporate ties to historical injustices within present discourses of reconciliation. I have, for instance, analyzed Volkswagen's present rhetoric about its past abuses of forced labor during WW II and Aetna Inc.'s rhetoric about its past business with slave insurance policies. I argue that corporations have responsibilities to account for their dark pasts and to contribute productively to societal discourses of "coming to terms" with historical injustices. I have further developed an ethical framework of corporate historical responsibility (CHR) that can guide an organization in the process of addressing a dark history after long periods of silence and forgetfulness.
  • Jinhee Lee
    • East Asia, Japan, Korea, Koreans in Japan, legacies of imperialism and colonialism, decolonization and postcolonialism, empires in Asia, historical trauma and knowledge production, social impact of natural disaster, gendered experiences of modernity, collective violence and historical memory, children's history, women's history, critical globalism and transnationalism
  • Thomas Spencer
    • I have taught for 15 years, primarily in U.S. History. My specialty area, if I have one now, is Midwestern History. My latest work has involved religious conflict during the 1830s between Mormon migrants and Missourians.
  • David Smith
    • Early Modern France, Economic History and Policymaking, History of Science
  • David Smith
    • Early Modern France, Economic History and Policymaking, History of Science
  • Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz
  • Roger Beck
  • Lynne Curry
    • U. S. legal and constitutional history; historical intersections of law and medicine; children's rights
  • David Smith
    • Early Modern France, Economic History and Policymaking, History of Science
  • Brian Mann
    • Modern Iran Modern Middle East

Thank you for your interest in our Speakers Bureau, which is a web-based Directory that provides information to allow you to directly contact a speaker independently after you review the information that is provided. This information is provided by the speakers themselves. The Eastern Illinois University Training and Development department makes no claims as to the accuracy of this information or the status of the professional licenses of any speaker listed in the directory. Use of the names and titles, or any of the information contained in this list, is prohibited without the expressed written consent of the individual speaker.

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