College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

David A. Hill

Graduate Student
Primary office:

Modern Britain, Medieval Europe, and Religious History.

Advised by Victor Bailey


A native of rural southwestern Missouri, David Hill earned Bachelors degrees in European history and religious studies (2010), along with a Masters degree in British history (2012) from Missouri State University.  His historical interests are late Victorian/Edwardian social and religious history in Britain; specifically, how many modern Britons increasingly identified "religion" less with traditional church organizations, and instead generally saw state sponsored social programs as a form of religious duty toward the needy. His research focuses upon how such religious groups, of all social classes, understood and sought to ameliorate poverty as well as other problematic social issues that stemmed from poverty in late nineteenth century Britain.Hill has taught and assisted in teaching courses in American, British, and continental European history covering wide temporal periods since 2010. He is currently working on a Ph.D. in modern British history.

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