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Michael Robinson

Department of Humanities Chair; Professor of History


Hillyer College
860.768.5951 Hillyer Hall 316

PhD in History of Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

MA in History of Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

BS in Biology and Philosophy, Boston College

Michael Robinson is the Department of Humanities chair, and a professor of history. He teaches United States History, Global History, Atlantic History, and Living in Extreme Environments.

Robinson's research interests include:

  • 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)