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David Oshinsky

David Oshinsky

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Director of the Division of Medical Humanities at NYU School of Medicine

Professor in the Department of History at New York University

David Oshinsky is an American historian. He is the director of the Division of Medical Humanities at NYU School of Medicine and a professor in the Department of History at New York University.  In 2005, he won the Pulitzer Prize in History for Polio: An American Story. His other books include the D.B. Hardeman Prize-winning ”A Conspiracy So Immense: The World of Joe McCarthy”, and the Robert Kennedy Prize-winning “Worse Than Slavery”: Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice.  Other books include, ”Polio: An American Story”, which won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 2006. His articles and reviews appear regularly in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

David Oshinsky holds the Jack S. Blanton Chair in History at the University of Texas and is a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at New York University.


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