Wesleyan portrait of Cecilia  Miller

Cecilia Miller

Professor of History

330 High Street, 206
860-685-2387

Professor, Medieval Studies

330 High Street, 206

Tutor, College of Social Studies

330 High Street, 206
860-685-2387

cmiller@wesleyan.edu

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BA LeTourneau College
DPHIL Oxford University
MPHIL University of St Andrews

Cecilia Miller

 

Cecilia Miller is an historian of ideas. Her second book, Enlightenment and Political Fiction: The Everyday Intellectual, was published by Routledge (New York and London) in 2016—paperback in 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 and history of science; and finance and the stock market. 

Her current book projects are Enlightenment and Science AND Readers of Augustine's Confessions through the Ages.

 

Cecilia Miller won the Binswanger 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.

 

Academic Affiliations

Office Hours

Wednesday, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Courses

Fall 2022
CSS 271 - 01
Soph Col: Modern Social Theory

HIST 215 - 01
European Intellectual History

Spring 2023
HIST 216 - 01
European Intellectual History

HIST 227 - 01
Finance & Stock Market