Michael Belding

Teaching Assistant
Dept: History
Office:603 Ross
Phone:515-294-7266

Thesis Topic: The mutual construction of landscape and nationality/citizenship in the United States, especially the Midwest, circa 1830-1890
Major Professor: Dr. Kathleen Hilliard
Expected date of graduation: May 2020
Area of research specialization: Nineteenth-century American environmental history

Conference Presentations:
“The Feminine Sources of Rural Masculinity in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Iowa,” annual meeting of the Agricultural History Society, Briarcliff Manor, New York, June 2016
“The Iowa State Agricultural Society and Market Integration in 19th Century Iowa,” annual meeting of the Agricultural History Society, Lexington, Kentucky, June 2015.

Education
MA, Iowa State University 2014
BA, Iowa State University, 2012