Professor Christopher V. Hill researches in the field of the history of India and environmental history. His first book, River of Sorrow: Environment and Social Control in Riparian North India, was published by the University of Michigan. Chris recently received the Aldo Leopold award for best article in environmental history. Chris enjoys teaching Asian history, Asian- American history, and environmental history. Chris received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 1987 and taught at Lock Haven University, before escaping to UCCS in 1993. During the 1999-2000 school year, Chris was in residence at Calcutta, where he worked as one of five nationally named Fulbright Research Scholars in India. In the 2006-07 school year he returned to India to complete research on his current work in Indian environmental history. Chris was recently awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award in the College of LAS.
Christopher V. Hill VitaBA, University of Utah
MA, PhD, University of Virginia
History of Colonial India
UPE Visiting Fellow, University of Hyderabad, India
Outstanding Research Award, UCCS
Ecology and Empire: Ideology and Public Works in Colonial India, 1854-1947 (in progress).
"The Enlightened Gardens: The Victoria Gardens of Bombay and the Validation of Empire (currenlty under review)
"Of Nature and Nurture: Sedentary Agriculture and the 'Wandering Tribes' of Jharkand," in William R. Pinch, ed., Speaking of Peasants: Essays on Indian History in Honor of Walter Hauser (Delhi: Monohar Press, 2007)
"Philosophy and Reality in Riparian South Asia: British Famine Policy and Migration in Colonial North India," Modern Asian Studies, Vol. 25, Part 2, May 1991.
"Water and Power: Riparian Legislation and Agrarian Control in Colonial Bengal," Environmental History Review, Vol. 14, No. 4, Winter 1990.
Photo: Untitled. between 1935 and 1942. From Farm Security Administration Collection (Library of Congress).