Susan Miller

Susan Gilson Miller is a historian of modern North Africa and the Mediterranean, with a special interest in urban studies, minority studies, and most recently, in humanitarian relief and human rights. Her undergraduate degree in Modern European history is from Wellesley College, she holds an MA degree in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University, and a Ph.D. in Modern Middle Eastern and North African History from the University of Michigan. She has taught at Wellesley College, Brandeis University, and from 1990 until 2008, at Harvard University, where she headed the Program in North African Studies. At UC Davis, her teaching straddles the fields of Middle Eastern Studies, Mediterranean Studies, and Jewish Studies. She lectures on contemporary North Africa, Modern Jewish history, and Jews in the Muslim World, and has taught seminars on the Algerian Revolution, space and gender, port cities of the Mediterranean, and Mediterranean historiography. Her most recent book is A History of Modern Morocco: 1830-2000 (Cambridge University Press, 2013), a study of contemporary Moroccan history in its global context. Her current research project concerns the political, social and ethical dimensions of rescuing and humanitarian relief in North Africa during World War II.