Adam C. Hill
Adam Hill is a doctoral candidate specializing in modern European history. His areas of particular interest include Britain, European imperialism, and science studies. He is currently working on a dissertation entitled “The Virtues of Dead Kings: Egyptology and Empire in Twentieth-Century Britain,” which seeks to understand the ideas and institutional politics of British archaeologists in the context of Britain’s changing relationship with the modern state of Egypt.
A native of Downstate Illinois, Adam attended Concordia University Chicago and Saint Louis Community College before graduating from the University of Missouri—Saint Louis with a B.A. in history and a minor in classical studies. He then earned an M.A. in history from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, where he also did graduate work in sociology and philosophy. He has worked as a teaching assistant at both SIUE and UConn, and he currently teaches European and world history at UConn’s Stamford campus. He is licensed as a secondary school teacher in Massachusetts. Once upon a time, Adam had a career as a movie theater manager. Although he sometimes misses the free films and popcorn, he now enjoys being free to spend holidays with his wife and two children.