College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Michael Hill

Graduate Student
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall
Room 3633


"Michael Hill earned his B.A. in English/Communications from Adams State University in 2001.
Upon graduating he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving for six years, first as an Army
paratrooper and then as a CID Special Agent. After leaving the military, Michael earned an
M.A. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and then a second M.A. in U.S. History
from Adams State University. Michael
studies 19th century U.S. history, Russian history, empire,
and foreign relations. In particular, he is most interested in points of intersection between
the United States and Russia in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries."

Selected Publications

 “The Myth of Seward’s Folly,” in Western Historical Quarterly (Spring 2019) 

 “A Question of Treason? Confederate Generals and U.S. Army Post Names,” in The Journal of America’s Military Past (Forthcoming)   


Selected Presentations

    “Rehearsal for Empire: Alaska and the Evolution of American Imperial Imagination,” Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations;     Philadelphia, PA, June 2018

    “The Myth of Seward’s Folly,” Kansas Association of Historians; Baldwin City, KS, April 2016

    “Alaska as an Example of Proto-Empire,” Hall Center for the Humanities, University of Kansas, Conflict and International Change Seminar;  Lawrence, KS, February 2016

    “Jack London: Narrating the Alaskan Myth,” Kaw Valley History Conference; Lawrence, KS, September 2018


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