Andrew K. Sandoval-Strausz, associate professor in the Department of History, in the University of New Mexico College of Arts & Sciences, has been named a Distinguished Lecturer by the Organization of American Historians.

The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program, established in 1981, sends historians around the country to speak about their fields of study at colleges and universities, historical societies, museums, libraries and humanities councils. Sandoval-Strausz joins more than 400 scholars in the program, including UNM Distinguished Professor Virginia Scharff, who became an OAH Distinguished Lecturer in 2003.

Sandoval-Strausz joined the faculty at UNM 12 years ago after completing his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago. He teaches courses in urban history, legal history, American landscapes, and historiography as well as both halves of the introductory history survey.