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.


The Autry Museum, Los Angeles, California, conversation with Carolyn Brucken on Bohemians West, March 2021, https://theautry.org/bohemians-west

Northern California Public Media, “A Novel Idea” interview program with Suzanne Lang on Bohemians West, February 7, 2021, 10:00 a.m. [P.T], recording available at: http://norcalpublicmedia.org/radio-programs/a-novel-idea

Book Passage Bookstore Author Event Sherry Smith in conversation with Peter Coyote on Bohemians West, January 30, 2021, [VIRTUAL] Find link to recording under “Archived Events Here” on home page of: http://www.bookpassage.com

Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West, Webinar on Bohemians West with Bill Deverell, January 28, noon [PT], [VIRTUAL]. Link to recorded version: https://vimeo.com/californiaandthewest

“Sex , Sexuality and Suffrage,” Sherry Smith in conversation with Kimberly Hamlin and Wendy Rouse, California Historical Society, San Francisco, California, video available on CHS youtube.com, starting January 19, 2021. For more information on the program and link to video click: http://californiahistoricalsociety.org/blog/sex-and-suffrage

Bookshop Santa Cruz Author Event, Sherry L. Smith in conversation with Geoffrey Dunn on “Bohemians West,” December 2, 2020, 7:00 pm (Pacific Time). [Virtual] link to recording: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/sherrysmith.

“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].

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].

Women’s Suffrage and the Sexual Revolution,” with Dr. Kimberly A. Hamlin, Wyoming Humanities Council, September 9, 2020, [VIRTUAL].

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


Writing Westward podcast, http://reddcenter-byu.edu/Blogs/redd-center-blog/Post/writing-westward-podcast-026-sherry-smith, October 2, 2020.

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-SPAN3 American History TV, Sex, Sexuality and Suffrage, aired February 27, 2021, 4:40 pm, (Eastern) and available thereafter at https://www.c-span.org/video/?508893-2/sex-sexuality-suffrage

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,