Susan G. Miller
Professor, Department of History, University of California, Davis
Susan Gilson Miller is Professor of History at the University of California, Davis. From 1991 to 2008, Prof. Miller directed the Moroccan Studies Program at CMES that brought outstanding scholars from the US, Europe, and North Africa to CMES to lead seminars on Maghribi history and society. She also served as Associate Director of CMES from 1990 to 1999, while coordinating the Master’s program in Middle Eastern Studies and teaching courses on the history of colonial and post-colonial North Africa. Her most recent books are The History of Modern Morocco (Cambridge University Press, 2013); Berbers and Others: Beyond Tribe and Nation in the Maghrib (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010), the outcome of a conference held at CMES in 2006, and a collective volume, The Architecture and Memory of the Minority Quarter in the Muslim Mediterranean City (The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture and Harvard University Press, 2010). Her current research concerns political, social, and humanitarian aspects of the refugee crisis in North Africa during World War II. She holds a B.A. from Wellesley College, a Master’s degree in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis, and a PhD in History and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Michigan.