Susan Gilson Miller

Portrait of Susan Gilson Miller

Position Title
Professor Emerita of History


Prof. Susan Miller's field of expertise is the history of North Africa in the modern period, with a special interest in North African Jewry. Her publications include Berbers and Others: Beyond Tribe and Nation in the Maghrib (Indiana University Press, 2010), The Architecture and Memory of the Minority Quarter of the Muslim Mediterranean City (Harvard University Press, 2010), and Disorienting Encounters: Travels of a Moroccan Scholar in France in 1845-1846 (University of California Press, 1992). Her work has been translated into Arabic, Spanish, French, Hebrew and Chinese. Prof. Miller is the recipient of two Fulbright Awards, and fellowships from the Social Science Research Council, the Lucius Littauer Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies. She has been a Visiting Scholar at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, the University of Cambridge, and Ca' Foscari University of Venice. In 2006 she was awarded the annual prize of the Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation for writing on Arabic travel literature, and her most recent book, A History of Modern Morocco ( Cambridge University Press, 2013) was a finalist for the L. Carl Brown Prize from the American Institute of Maghribi Studies.Her current project is a study of the refugee crisis in Morocco during World War II.