Shumway, Michael

PhD Student


PhD, History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, expected start, Fall 2022
Dissertation Topic: Examintion of how the standards of Jim Crow in the U.S. Southern States prompted some Black U.S. WWII veterans, who were unable to utilize their GI Bill benefits, to migrate from the south to cities in the Great Lakes region including, Detroit, Chicago, and Milwaukee.

MA, History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, expected graduation, Spring 2022
Thesis Topic:  Examines how the attacks of 9/11 permitted the administration of President George W. Bush to radically change U.S. Foreign Policy and launch an invasion of Iraq to oust President Saddam Hussein in 2003.

M.A. Secondary Education, Edgewood College, 2010
B.A. Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2010

Research Interests

U.S. Military History
The intersection of U.S. Political Science, Foreign Affairs, and History

Internship Experience

Currently interning with the Oral History Department at the WI Veterans Museum in Madison, WI.

Additional Information

Michael served in the U.S. Navy 2003 – 2015.