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Cecilia Miller

Professor of History

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Co-Chair, College of Social Studies

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Tutor, College of Social Studies

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Professor, Medieval Studies

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Professor, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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BA LeTourneau College
DPHIL Oxford University
MPHIL University of St Andrews

Cecilia Miller

Cecilia Miller is a historian of ideas, and she has taught at Wesleyan University in Connecticut since 1991.

Her second book, Enlightenment and Political Fiction: The Everyday Intellectual, was published by Routledge (New York and London) in 2016—and the paperback will be published in April 2018.

As an Enlightenment scholar, her research interests are in the history of European ideas broadly defined, from antiquity to the present, especially the philosophy of history; political, economic, and social theory; political fiction; the philosophy of science; the philosophy of law; and aesthetics.

Cecilia Miller has two current research projects: Readers of Augustine's Confessions through the Ages AND Theories and Models: Creating Theory in Complex Systems.


Cecilia Miller won the Biswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching at Wesleyan in 2002. She was an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, from 1996-1997, and she was an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at Columbia University, 1989-1991. Cecilia Miller received her D.Phil. in Modern History from Balliol College, University of Oxford, in 1988. Her doctoral supervisor was Sir Isaiah Berlin.  

Born in Los Angeles, Cecilia Miller grew up around the world, giving her an unusual perspective in her intellectual pursuits.

In her research, she uses French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Latin.


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Fall 2018
HIST 294 - 01
Political Fiction