Cameron Blevins


I teach United States history and digital humanities at the University of Colorado Denver, where I am the Director of Digital Initiatives for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Associate Teaching Professor in the History Department. My book Paper Trails: The US Post and the Making of the American West presents a spatial interpretation of the nineteenth-century American state by mapping the western expansion of the nation’s postal network. I also administer the Digital Studies Certificate at CU Denver, which helps students develop computational skills while understanding the relationship between those technologies and wider society. Some of my broader interests include geography, communications, the history of gender and sexuality, critical data studies, and the impact of Generative AI on teaching.


Jul 23, 2024 An article I co-authored with Annelise Heinz, “Separated, but far from alone”: Forging Lesbian Networks in the 1970s–1980s, has been published as part of a special issue on Feminist Histories in the Pacific Historical Review.
May 28, 2024 New post: “Professor vs. ChatGPT: The Grading Showdown”
Mar 06, 2024 New blog post at ThinqStudio: “Teaching in the Age of Generative AI”
Aug 22, 2023 Data Advocacy for All was profiled by CLAS Office of Creative and Research Activities: “Cameron Blevins - Humanities and Data Science and Access for All”