Cameron Blevins

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Mailing address:
CU Denver History Department
Campus Box 182
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364

Physical Location:
1201 Larimer Street
Room 3102
Denver, CO 80204

Spring 2024 Office Hours: Not teaching this semester, please email me for appointment. 

Ph.D., History, Stanford University, 2009-2015

B.A., History, Pomona College, 2004-2008

Cameron Blevins is an Associate Professor, Clinical Teaching Track in the History Department at the University of Colorado Denver, where he teaches courses in US History and digital humanities. He is also part of the Digital Studies Certificate, an initiative to help students develop computational skills while critically exploring the relationship between those technologies and wider society.

Cameron's historical research focuses on the nineteenth-century U.S., the western United States, and the American state. His forthcoming book, Paper Trails: The US Post and the Making of the American West (Oxford University Press, 2021), uses digital mapping to uncover the full reach of the nineteenth-century postal network and the ways it shaped the western United States. A leader in the field of spatial history and digital history, Cameron explores the application of computational methods such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), data visualization, and text mining to the process of researching and teaching history. Cameron's work has appeared in the Journal of American History, Modern American History, and Digital Humanities Quarterly

From 2017-2020, Cameron was an Assistant Professor at Northeastern University and a Core Faculty Member for the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks.

Paper Trails: The US Post and the Making of the American West (New York: Oxford University Press, 2021).

“Sound and Community: ‘Singing Box 331’ as Digital History,” William and Mary Quarterly, 77, no. 3 (July 2020). [online]

“Into the Virtual Stacks,” Modern American History, 2, no. 2 (July 2019). [online]

“Women and Federal Officeholding in the Late Nineteenth-Century U.S.” Current Research in Digital History, vol. 2 (2019). [online]

“Digital History’s Perpetual Future Tense,” in Debates in Digital Humanities 2016, Matthew K. Gold and Lauren Klein, eds. (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2016). [online]

Cameron Blevins and Lincoln Mullen, “Jane, John . . . Leslie? A Historical Method for Algorithmic Gender Prediction,” Digital Humanities Quarterly 9.3 (2015). [online]

“Space, Nation, and the Triumph of Region: A View of the World from Houston,” Journal of American History, 101, no. 1 (June 2014), 122-147. [online][color pdf]

HIST 1362: US History Since 1876

HIST 3031: Theory and Practice of History: An Introduction to the Major

HIST 3262/5262: Digital Studies and Strategies

HIST 4212/5212: Civil War & Reconstruction

HIST 4839: History Seminar