Faculty & Staff

Alison Miller

Assistant Professor of Art and Art History
B.A. degrees in Art History and Anthropology from Northern Illinois University, M.A. degrees in Museum Studies and Art History from the University of Kansas, and a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Kansas.

 

Alison J. Miller, Assistant Professor of Art History, is a scholar of Asian art who specializes in modern and contemporary Japanese art, prints and photography, and the intersections of gender studies and visual culture.

She earned a Ph.D. in Art History at the University of Kansas, M.A. degrees in Art History and Museum Studies from the University of Kansas, and B.A. degrees in Art History and Anthropology from Northern Illinois University.  Dr. Miller's research has been funded by a Fulbright Fellowship, Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship, and Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship.  She has published in TransAsia Photography Review, Impressions, and various museum catalogues.  Her book manuscipt, tentatively titled, "The Feminine Imperial Image in Japan, 1868-1952" addresses how prints, photographs, and paintings of the modern Japanese empresses were used to construct norms of modern femininity and class.

Dr. Miller teaches the survey of Asian art history, as well as courses in Japanese and Chinese art, Buddhist art, contemporary  Asian art, and museum studies.  She hails from Chicago, Illinois.