Todd Holmes

Historian | Biographer | Documentarian

Todd Holmes is a Historian and Associate Academic Specialist with the Oral History Center of the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley. A specialist in California and the American West, his work focuses on the history of politics, business, environmental regulation, and agriculture in the region.

At the Oral History Center, his projects range from Latinx artists and the founding generation of Chicana/o Studies, to the California Coastal Commission, Japanese American Redress, and West Coast Cannabis Growers. He also serves as one of the lead historians for the California State Government Oral History Program, with interviewees such as Governors Jerry Brown and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Dr. Holmes features his work in many formats: scholarly publications, biographies, published oral histories, public history exhibitions, podcasts, and video documentaries. Outside of UC Berkeley, Dr. Holmes and his wife, Heidi, operate Teidi Productions, an oral history and digital creation company.


Ph.D. History, Yale University (2013)

M.Phil History, Yale University – Distinction (2010)

M.A. History, California State University, Sacramento –

Distinction (2007)

B.A. History, California State University, Sacramento –

Summa Cum Laude (2005)


Historian, Oral History Center

University of California, Berkeley (2016 - present)

Historian, Videographer and Creative Editor

Teidi Productions (2021 - present)

Historian, Bill Lane Center for the American West

Stanford University (2013 - 2016)

Program Assistant & Coordinator, Agrarian Studies Program

Yale University (2009 - 2013)

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