Susan M Schulten
What I do
I am a historian of the United States, with broad interest in political, social, intellectual, and cultural history.
United States history; cultural, intellectual, and political history; the history of maps.
She received her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania.
Some of her other recent work includes "'Make the Map All White:' The Meaning of Maps in the Prohibition and Suffrage Campaigns" (2021); "The Crooked Path to Woman's Suffrage," New York Times, June 4, 2019; "Map Drawing, Graphic Literacy, and Pedagogy in the Early Republic" (2017); "The Civil War and the Origins of the Colorado Territory" (2013); "The Cartography of Slavery and the Authority of Statistics" (2010); "Emma Willard and the Graphic Foundations of American History," The Journal of Historical Geography 33 (2007), and "Barack Obama, Abraham Lincoln, and John Dewey," The DU Law Review (2009).
In 2010 she was named a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation; in 2016 she was awarded a Public Scholar Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
From 2010 to 2015 Professor Schulten contributed a series of nineteen original articles for the New York Times "Disunion" series, commemorating the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War.
- Ph.D., History, University of Pennsylvania, 1995
- MA, University of Pennsylvania, 1991
- BA, History, University of California, 1989
- American Antiquarian Society
- A History of America Through 100 Maps
- Guggenheim Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation
- Public Scholar Award, National Endowment for the Humanities
- 2013 Hundley Award for Most Distinguished Book of History, American Historical Association-Pacific Coast Branch