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 trade, comparative legal history, Human Rights, medieval Iberia and North Africa, religious minorities


Dr. Kathryn A. Miller is an Associate Professor of History and International Studies and has lived in Jordan since 2010. Dr. Miller joined the faculty of the University of Jordan’s Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II School of International Studies in 2013 and currently is conducting research at the Center for Strategic Studies, University of Jordan. Dr. Miller teaches International Human Rights Law in the MA Programs Human Rights and Human Development and Global Challenges and Leadership, specializing in minority rights, refugees, migration, and education. She also has worked as a curriculum and cultural heritage consultant for Petra National Trust (PNT) and as Chief of Party (USAID) for the American Center of Oriental Research (Section: Archaeology and Cultural Heritage), leading the USAID funded pilot initiative to engage and employ local communities and their national cultural heritage (eight archaeological sites in Jordan). To her projects Dr. Miller brings expertise in human rights, legal history and minority communities, sustainable development as well as educational outreach and communication. Previously before moving to the Middle East, Dr. Miller was a history professor at Stanford University for twelve years and served as a Fellow at Stanford University’s Europe Center and Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. She has also worked as an education and history/international studies specialist and contributor to PBS documentaries and policy studies in the Middle East for the Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington, D.C.) and the U.S. State Department’s Preventative Diplomacy Program. Dr. Miller is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and international fellowships, and has lived in Bahrain, Egypt, Morocco, Spain, and Jordan.