Judith Graves Miller was the Dean of Arts and Humanities at NYU Abu Dhabi, responsible for recruitment of faculty, curriculum oversight, and development of the arts and humanities at NYUAD. She has previously served NYU as Chair of the Department of French and Director of Graduate studies. A scholar of French and Francophone theater, Miller has been awarded numerous awards for distinguished teaching and research, and been recognized as a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques. Her research explores the interplay between the arts and the humanities, examining texts and productions from French and African sources. Miller has published over 40 articles, four books, including an edition of short stories by Israeli writer, Michal Govrin (Hold Onto the Sun, 2010); a study of the French theatre director Ariane Mnouchkine (Ariane Mnouchkine, 2007); an anthology of plays by French and Francophone Women Writers (Plays by French and Francophone Women, 1994), and a monograph on writer Françoise Sagan (1988) and Theatre and Revolution Since 1968 (1977). She has translated numerous plays from the French, including texts by Hélène Cixous and Olivier Kemeid. She also text edited and helped translate the West African and Sahelian volume of a four-volume project bringing together women's writings from Africa (Women Writing Africa, 2006-2010). She will be publishing an anthology of plays by Ivoirian playwright, Koffi Kwahulé with Indiana University Press in the spring of 2013.
At NYUAD, she will be teaching within the CORE program, exploring the reasons why the human imagination creates masks and doubles in literature and in theatre.
Miller brings a wealth of experience as a leader in global education and intercultural exchange, having served as the Director of the NYU Center in Paris from 1998 to 2003. Prior to joining NYU, Judy taught for 21 years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Department of French and Italian, with an affiliate appointment in the Department of Theatre. Miller holds an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Rochester, and an A.B. magna cum laude from Vassar College.