Michael Robinson
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Michael Robinson

WHY DO YOU ENJOY TEACHING STUDENTS IN HILLYER?

A lot of students hate history. Some are bored. Others are intimidated. It’s a huge thrill when I see them change their minds. 

TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES

  • HSB 145: United States History II
  • HSB 155: Global History I
  • HSB 165: Global History II
  • HSB 235: Atlantic History
  • AUCT 190: Living in Extreme Environments

Degrees and Certifications

  • Ph.D, History of Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.A., History of Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.S., Biology and Philosophy, Boston College

Research Interests

  • History of Science
  • History of Exploration

Selected Publications 

  • The Lost White Tribe: Explorers, Scientists, and the Theory that Changed a Continent (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016)
  • The Coldest Crucible: Arctic Exploration and American Culture (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006)