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About Dr. Rachel Miller


US History, Cultural History, Public History

Personal Statement

Dr. Miller joined the College of Idaho faculty in 2020. Her regular courses include World Civilization, Vast Early America, Introduction to the Modern United States, the US Civil War, Public History, and Global Rock and Roll.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining the College, Dr. Miller was a Hench Fellow at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts, and a Postdoctoral Associate at the Center for Cultural Analysis at Rutgers University in New Jersey. She has also worked as a public historian and labor organizer and currently serves as a faculty advisor to the College’s Public Sphere Club.


  • Ph.D., American Culture, University of Michigan, 2018
  • M.A., American and New England Studies, University of Southern Maine, 2012
  • B.A., English, Vassar College, 2007