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.


Book Passage Bookstore Author Event Sherry Smith in conversation with Peter Coyote on Bohemians West, Corte Madera, California, January 30, 2021, 4:00 p.m. [P.T.] [VIRTUAL] Register: http://bookpassage.extendedsession.com/session/sherry-l-smith

Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West Webinar on Bohemians West with Bill Deverell, January 28, noon [PT], [VIRTUAL] Free but requires registration, LINK forthcoming.

“Sex and Suffrage,” Sherry Smith in conversation with Kimberly Hamlin and Wendy Rouse, California Historical Society San Francisco, California, available on CHS YouTube channel, January 18, 2021 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-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,