Cameron Blevins

Membership:  2017/2018

Member Bio

Cameron Blevins is an assistant professor of History at Northeastern University and is affiliated with the NU Lab for Maps, Texts, and Networks. He studies the nineteenth-century United States, the American West, and digital history. Some of his broader interests include geography, gender history, and information visualization. Cameron received his PhD from Stanford University, where he worked at the Spatial History Project and the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA). He then moved to New York City as a postdoctoral fellow at Rutgers University’s history department and the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, where he taught the university’s first course in spatial history. His current research project, The Postal West, presents a spatial interpretation of the western United States and the nineteenth-century American state by mapping the sprawling infrastructure of the nation’s postal network. Cameron can be found online at



  • Blevins, Cameron. “‘Owned by Negro Venture’: Land and Liberty in the Life of Venture Smith.” In Venture Smith and the Business of Slavery and Freedom, edited by James Stewart, 129–59. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2010.
  • Blevins, Cameron. “Space, Nation, and the Triumph of Region: A View of the World from Houston.” Journal of American History 101, no. 1 (June 2014).
  • Blevins, Cameron. “Digital History’s Perpetual Future Tense.” In Debates in Digital Humanities 2016, edited by Matthew K. Gold and Lauren Klein. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2016.
  • Blevins, Cameron, and Lincoln Mullen, “Jane, John...Leslie? A Historical Method for Algorithmic Gender Prediction.” Digital Humanities Quarterly 9 no. 3 (2015).