Stephen Sloan

Stephen Sloan
Director of the Institute for Oral History and Associate Professor of History
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PhD, Arizona State University
MA, Baylor University
BBA, Baylor University

Stephen Sloan came to Baylor in 2007 to lead the Institute for Oral History. He is also an associate professor in Baylor’s Department of History, specializing in U.S. history post 1941, environmental history, public history, and the American West. He holds a doctorate in public history and U.S. history from Arizona State University. Stephen organizes research projects, leads community oral history workshops, directs grants and contracts, and conducts field interviews. He teaches a graduate seminar in oral history, an undergraduate course in public and oral history, and directs internships in history.

Stephen has won awards for his projects and publications, including the Elizabeth B. Mason Oral History Project Award for the “Survivors of Genocide Oral History Project” and the Oral History Association Book Award for the co-edited Listening on the Edge: Oral History in the Aftermath of Crisis. Other recent publications include a primary source reader edited with Julie deGraffenried, The United States in Global Perspective: A Primary Source Reader and Tattooed on My Soul: Texans Remember World War II edited with Lois E. Myers and Michelle L. Holland.

Additional publications include chapters in Christopher B. Bean’s Texas in World War II: The Home Front and Doug Boyd and Mary Larson’s Oral History and Digital Humanities: Voice, Access, and Engagement. He has also written journal articles for the Oral History Review and the Sound Historian: The Journal of the Texas Oral History Association. He is active in the national and international oral history community, currently serving as the a past president of the Oral History Association and having presented his research abroad at academic conferences in Liverpool, Prague, Guadalajara, Naples, Istanbul, Buenos Aires, Barcelona, and Jyväskylä, Finland.

In addition to the graduate and undergraduate offerings in oral and public history, Dr. Sloan teaches American Environmental History, US History since 1877, US in Global Perspective, The Cold War, US Foreign Relations since 1919, and The American West. Learn more. 

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