My Story

I grew up mostly in Oregon, but have lived in a dozen cities (Berlin, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Ankara, New York City, Gaziantep, Istanbul, Ithaca, Brookline, Schenectady and Trinidad) in the last three decades.

Since my days as student-activist in Eugene, my employment with the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Columbia University, and through my current research into the dehumanization underlying genocide, I have strived to address historical injustices and to understand the systems that create them.

Dr. Robert Miller stands smiling in front of Orr Cottage.
Robert Miller poses with others smiling.
History professor Dr Robert Miller pushes a wheelbarrow full of mulch.


  • B.A. in World History, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • M.A. in International and Global History, Columbia University
  • Ph.D. in International and Global History, Columbia University

Research Interests

  • Global history
  • Protest movements
  • Mountain communities

Courses Taught

  • HIS 1700 Latin American History until 1830
  • HIS 2060 Global Environmental History
  • HIS 3965 A Global History of Capitalism

Crews and Other Activities

  • Co-founder of the Organization for the Advancement of Studies of Inner Asian Societies
  • Co-founder of History Across Borders Workshop
  • Middle East Studies Association

Contact Dr. Miller

Boon 113
WWC CPO 6332
PO Box 9000
Asheville, NC 28815-9000
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