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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of History

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Susan Schulten

Elizabeth Escobedo

Sturm Hall 361
Phone: 303-871-2970


Nineteenth and twentieth-century U.S. history, and the history of maps.


Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1995
B.A. University of California at Berkeley, 1989


Susan Schulten is professor and chair of the history department at the University of Denver, where she has taught since 1996. She is the author of A History of America in 100 MapsMapping the Nation: history and cartography in nineteenth-century America(2012) and The Geographical Imagination in America, 1880-1950, both with the University of Chicago Press.

Professor Schulten earned her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2010 she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for her research on maps. In 2013 the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association awarded Mapping the Nation the Hundley Prize for the most distinguished work of history written by a scholar in the American or Canadian west. Since 2010 she has contributed to the "Disunion" series in the New York Times, which commemorates the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War.

Professor Schulten teaches courses on Lincoln, the Civil War and Reconstruction, America at the turn of the century, the history of American ideas and culture, the Great Depression, the Cold War, war and the presidency, and the methods and philosophy of history.

You can find more of her research here.