Sherry Smith regularly speaks to university and public audiences on Native American, U.S. West, Women’s history, and other topics. She is currently a member of the Western History Association Distinguished Speakers Bureau and formerly the Organization of American Historians Lecturers Bureau.

To schedule a talk, podcast or interview please contact Sherry directly at sherrys@smu.edu.


Bookshop Santa Cruz Author Event, Sherry L. Smith in conversation with Geoffrey Dunn on “Bohemians West,” December 2, 2020, 7:00 pm (Pacific Time), link forthcoming.

“History Pub With Sherry Smith,” co-sponsored by Lane County History Museum & University of Oregon History Department, Eugene, Oregon, October 12, 7:00 pm (Pacific Time), [Virtual], link to recording forthcoming.

Bohemians West,” Oregon Historical Society, Portland, Oregon, September 28, 2020 [VIRTUAL].

Bohemians West: Free Love, Family and Radicals in the Twentieth Century,” with Dr. Peter Blodgett, Mechanics Institute Library, San Francisco, California, September 10, 2020, [VIRTUAL], link to recording forthcoming.

“Women’s Suffrage and the Sexual Revolution,” with Dr. Kimberly A. Hamlin, Wyoming Humanities Council, September 9, 2020, 6:00 p.m., [VIRTUAL], link to recording forthcoming.

“Wyoming, The West, and Women’s Suffrage,” with Dr. Mary Murphy, Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum, Jackson, Wyoming, August 20, 2020,


Writing Westward podcast, October 2, 2020 [link forthcoming]

New Books in History podcast, September 22, 2020

The Curious Man podcast, “Sherry L. Smith Interview,” August 25, 2020.

Within The Realm podcast, “Bohemians West: A Story of Political and Personal Freedom,” September 4, 2020

Herstory on the Rocks podcast, “Roundtable with Sherry Smith on Bohemians West,” August 26, 2020,

The Rogue Historian podcast, “Free Love and Radicals with Sherry L. Smith,” August 13, 2020. (Listen on anchor.fm)

What’s Your Why podcast, Wyoming Humanities Council, “Sherry Smith: Discover History Before It Discovers You,” July 29, 2020

radio and tv

C-SPAN “Counterculture and San Francisco, 1967,” January 5, 2017 

Backstory Radio Show, “You’ve Come a Long Way? A History of Women in Politics,” July 28, 2016,