3:20 pm – 4:55 pm
Susan Gilson Miller is Professor of History at the University of California, Davis. She will be guest speaking on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 as a part of Professor Alma Heckman’s course “The Holocaust and the Arab World” (HIS 1850).
When: May 16, 2017 – 3:20-4:55pm
Location: Cowell Acad Classroom 113
This event is free and open to the public
Professor Miller was formerly head of the Moroccan Studies Program at Harvard University and a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. She is currently a Research Associate at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University. Prof. Miller has held Visiting Lecturer appointments at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, the lnstitut d’Etudes de l’Islam et des Sociétés du Monde Musulman (IISMM) at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, and at the Woolf Institute of the University of Cambridge. Her B.A. is from Wellesley College, she has an M.A. in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in the History of the Modern Middle East. Her research has been supported by grants from the Social Science Research Council, the National Endowment of the Humanities, the Fulbright Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Institute of Maghribi Studies and the University of California Humanities Research Institute. Her book, The History of Modern Morocco, 1830-2000, (Cambridge University Press, 2013) was a Finalist for the Leon Carl Brown Best Book award of the American Institute of Maghribi Studies in 2014. Her research interests center on colonial and post-colonial histories in the Maghrib, minorities, urbanism, and the history of travel and migration. Prof. Miller is a frequent visitor to Morocco, where she spent three years as a Peace Corps volunteer. Her current project is about the life and times of Hélène Cazes Benatar, Morocco’s first woman lawyer and human rights activist, who rescued thousands of Jews and non-Jews during the period of Vichy rule in North Africa.