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Historian, Professor, Author of "An African American History of the United States"

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Professor Paul Ortiz is the author of "An African American and Latinx History of the United States", which received the 2018 PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Award for Literary Excellence. His book "Emancipation Betrayed: The Hidden History of Black Organizing and White Violence in Florida from Reconstruction to the Bloody Election of 1920" was awarded the Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Book Prize from the Florida Historical Society and the Florida Institute of Technology. He also co-edited and conducted oral history interviews for the book, "Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell About Life in the Jim Crow South".

Professor Ortiz teaches undergraduate courses and supervises graduate fields in African American history, Latina/o & Latinx history, comparative ethnic studies, U.S. South, labor, social movement theory, oral history, digital humanities, ethnography and other topics.

Ortiz is currently co-editing a book with Wesley Hogan titled "Changing the System Now: People Power, History, and Organizing in the 21st Century," which includes contributions by William Greider, Lane Windham, Ernie Cortes and other activist intellectuals. "Changing the System Now" will be published by the University Press of Florida in 2021. He is also writing "Settler Colonialism and the ‘War on Terror’: 1492 to the Present," which will be published by Beacon Press. He is currently finishing a synthesis of the segregated South with William H. Chafe titled: "Behind the Veil: African Americans in the Age of Segregation, 1895-1965."

Professor Ortiz is the director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at the University of Florida. Under his leadership, SPOHP has received three national academic awards. SPOHP offers digital humanities production and experiential learning classroom and fieldwork opportunities year-round. The Proctor Program has led 15 field work trips to the Mississippi Delta where students have interviewed veterans of the civil rights movement. Most recently, SPOHP students helped to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Elaine Massacre in Phillips County, Arkansas. The program has also facilitated field work on special topics including global climate change, Latinx studies, African American history, LGBT studies and many other areas. SPOHP is the national repository for the 2017 Women’s March on Washington Archive. (If you would like information on internship or volunteer opportunities with SPOHP, please contact me!)

Ortiz was president of the Oral History Association during the 2014-2015 term.

He joined the Department of History in 2008 after teaching at the University of California, Santa Cruz in the Department of Community Studies between 2001-2008. He was a visiting assistant professor in history and documentary studies at Duke University between 2000-2001.

Professor Ortiz is a member of the Faculty Advisory Council for the UF Center for Latin American Studies. He is an affiliated faculty member of African American Studies, Latin American Studies, the Center for Gender, Sexualities and Women’s Studies, Art & Art History and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service.

Paul Ortiz is a third-generation US military veteran. Paul served in the United States Army from 1982 to 1986 with the 82nd Airborne Division and 7th Special Forces Group in Latin America where he was a radio operator and instructor for mobile training teams in multiple combat zones. He received the US Armed Forces’ Humanitarian Service Medal for meritorious action in the wake of the eruption of the Nevado del Ruiz stratovolcano in Tolima, Colombia in 1985. He attained the rank of sergeant E-5, and received an honorable discharge in November, 1986.

Ortiz is University of Florida Term Professor for 2019-2022.

Paul is the faculty advisor for the UF Dream Defenders, Por Colombia, CHISPAS, Students for Bernie and many other student organizations. In 2013, he received the César E. Chávez Action and Commitment Award from the Florida Education Association, AFL-CIO.

He is president of the United Faculty of Florida-UF

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Paul Ortiz

Historian, Professor, Author of "An African American History of the United States"

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Paul Ortiz Biography

Professor Paul Ortiz is the author of "An African American and Latinx History of the United States", which received the 2018 PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Award for Literary Excellence. His book "Emancipation Betrayed: The Hidden History of Black Organizing and White Violence in Florida from Reconstruction to the Bloody Election of 1920" was awarded the Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Book Prize from the Florida Historical Society and the Florida Institute of Technology. He also co-edited and conducted oral history interviews for the book, "Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell About Life in the Jim Crow South".

Professor Ortiz teaches undergraduate courses and supervises graduate fields in African American history, Latina/o & Latinx history, comparative ethnic studies, U.S. South, labor, social movement theory, oral history, digital humanities, ethnography and other topics.

Ortiz is currently co-editing a book with Wesley Hogan titled "Changing the System Now: People Power, History, and Organizing in the 21st Century," which includes contributions by William Greider, Lane Windham, Ernie Cortes and other activist intellectuals. "Changing the System Now" will be published by the University Press of Florida in 2021. He is also writing "Settler Colonialism and the ‘War on Terror’: 1492 to the Present," which will be published by Beacon Press. He is currently finishing a synthesis of the segregated South with William H. Chafe titled: "Behind the Veil: African Americans in the Age of Segregation, 1895-1965."

Professor Ortiz is the director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at the University of Florida. Under his leadership, SPOHP has received three national academic awards. SPOHP offers digital humanities production and experiential learning classroom and fieldwork opportunities year-round. The Proctor Program has led 15 field work trips to the Mississippi Delta where students have interviewed veterans of the civil rights movement. Most recently, SPOHP students helped to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Elaine Massacre in Phillips County, Arkansas. The program has also facilitated field work on special topics including global climate change, Latinx studies, African American history, LGBT studies and many other areas. SPOHP is the national repository for the 2017 Women’s March on Washington Archive. (If you would like information on internship or volunteer opportunities with SPOHP, please contact me!)

Ortiz was president of the Oral History Association during the 2014-2015 term.

He joined the Department of History in 2008 after teaching at the University of California, Santa Cruz in the Department of Community Studies between 2001-2008. He was a visiting assistant professor in history and documentary studies at Duke University between 2000-2001.

Professor Ortiz is a member of the Faculty Advisory Council for the UF Center for Latin American Studies. He is an affiliated faculty member of African American Studies, Latin American Studies, the Center for Gender, Sexualities and Women’s Studies, Art & Art History and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service.

Paul Ortiz is a third-generation US military veteran. Paul served in the United States Army from 1982 to 1986 with the 82nd Airborne Division and 7th Special Forces Group in Latin America where he was a radio operator and instructor for mobile training teams in multiple combat zones. He received the US Armed Forces’ Humanitarian Service Medal for meritorious action in the wake of the eruption of the Nevado del Ruiz stratovolcano in Tolima, Colombia in 1985. He attained the rank of sergeant E-5, and received an honorable discharge in November, 1986.

Ortiz is University of Florida Term Professor for 2019-2022.

Paul is the faculty advisor for the UF Dream Defenders, Por Colombia, CHISPAS, Students for Bernie and many other student organizations. In 2013, he received the César E. Chávez Action and Commitment Award from the Florida Education Association, AFL-CIO.

He is president of the United Faculty of Florida-UF

Paul Ortiz Videos

  • Paul Ortiz | Oral History in the Age of Black Lives Matter - YouTube
    Jun 15, 2018 ... What role(s) can oral history and story-telling play in such a crisis era?
  • Paul Ortiz : An African American and Latinx History of the United...
    Mar 7, 2018 ... Friday, February 23 | 2:00-4:00 pm Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center, UC Berkeley Professor Paul...

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  • How much does it cost to book Paul Ortiz?

    Booking fees for Paul Ortiz, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Paul Ortiz, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Paul Ortiz?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Paul Ortiz for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Paul Ortiz for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Paul Ortiz or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Paul Ortiz or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Paul Ortiz is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Paul Ortiz for your event is available upon request. Paul Ortiz generally travels from Gainesville, FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Enid Lee, Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor, Michael W. Twitty, Lettie Shumate and Ruth King. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Paul Ortiz for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Paul Ortiz Speaker Videos

  • Paul Ortiz | Oral History in the Age of Black Lives Matter - YouTube
    Jun 15, 2018 ... What role(s) can oral history and story-telling play in such a crisis era?
    Paul Ortiz : An African American and Latinx History of the United States
    Mar 7, 2018 ... Friday, February 23 | 2:00-4:00 pm Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center, UC Berkeley Professor Paul Ortiz ...

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