Miller, Kathryn

Senior Humanities Research Fellow Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BA, Dartmouth College; MA, MPhil, and PhD, Yale University

Research Areas: Mediterranean Cross-cultural Exchange, Comparative Legal History, Human Rights, Medieval Iberia and North Africa, Religious Minorities


Dr. Kathryn A. Miller is an Associate Professor of Mediterranean History and International Studies. She lived in Amman Jordan from 2010-2021 where she was Chief of Party (USAID) for the American Center of Oriental Research’s pilot initiative to employ local communities in preserving cultural heritage sites in Jordan. Dr. Miller also worked as a curriculum and cultural heritage consultant for Petra National Trust (PNT). In 2014 Dr. Miller joined the faculty of the University of Jordan’s Center for Strategic Studies and the Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II School of International Studies where she taught International Human Rights Law in the MA Program Human Rights and Human Development. Dr. Miller also contributed to the Global Challenges and Leadership MA program, with a focus on refugees, minority rights, migration, and human rights. Previously before moving to the Middle East, Dr. Miller was a history professor at Stanford University (1998-2010), specializing in North African and Iberian cross-cultural exchanges. She also served as a Fellow at Stanford University’s Europe Center and Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies from 2012-2014 (in absentee). Dr. Miller is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and international fellowships, and has lived in Bahrain, Egypt, Morocco, Spain, and Jordan.