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 of science; the philosophy of law; and aesthetics. 

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

M, 10:30-11:30

W, 2:00-3:00

Courses

Fall 2021
HIST 206 - 01
Classic Christian Texts

HIST 294 - 01
Political Fiction

Spring 2022
HIST 242 - 01
World History

HIST 261 - 01
Enlightenment and Science