Matthew Hild, Ph.D.


Member Of:
  • School of History and Sociology
Office Phone:
Office Location:
Old Civil Engineering G-17

Matthew Hild is an instructor of history, specializing in southern history and American labor history and agricultural history.  He earned his Ph.D. from Georgia Tech’s School of History and Sociology in 2003.  He has taught intermittently at Georgia Tech since 2002, and has also taught at Auburn University, Georgia State University, Rhodes College, and the University of West Georgia.  He is the author of Greenbackers, Knights of Labor, and Populists: Farmer-Labor Insurgency in the Late–Nineteenth Century South (University of Georgia Press, 2007) and a contributing author to Populism in the South Revisited: New Interpretations and New Departures (University Press of Mississippi, 2012).  He is the co-editor of and a contributing co-author (with Keri Leigh Merritt) to Reviving Southern Labor History: Race, Class, and Power, which will be published by the University Press of Florida in 2018.  He is currently writing Arkansas's Gilded Age: The Rise, Decline, and Legacy of Populism and Working-Class Protest, which is under contract with the University of Missouri Press. Courses that he has taught at Georgia Tech include U.S. History to 1877, U.S. History since 1877, History of the New South, U.S. Labor History, America in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, and Technology and Science in the Industrial Age.

  • Ph.D., History of Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003
Areas of
  • Agricultural History
  • History Of Georgia
  • U.S. Gilded Age History
  • U.S. Labor History
  • U.S. Southern History
  • HIST-2111: United States to 1877
  • HIST-2112: United States since 1877
  • HTS-1081: Engineering in History
  • HTS-2007: History of the New South
  • HTS-2013: Modern America
  • HTS-2100: Sci, Tech & Modern World