Jennifer M. Miller
Associate Professor of History
Jennifer M. Miller is a scholar of U.S. foreign relations since 1945, focusing on interactions between the United States and Northeast Asia. Her research examines the intersections between international interactions and domestic ideas, ideologies, and political narratives; her work explores how new relationships between the United States and East Asia after World War II transformed both sides' thinking about democracy, citizenship, economic growth, and education. Miller received her Ph.D. in the history of U.S. foreign relations and international history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012. She currently offers courses on U.S. empire, World War II, trans-Pacific migrations, and the impact of a century of warmaking (a.k.a. "forever war") on American life.
The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding
- Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison
- M.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison
- B.A. Wesleyan University
Cold War Democracy: The United States and Japan. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2019.
"Neo Conservatives and Neo-Confucians: East Asian Growth and the Celebration of Tradition," Modern Intellectual History 18, no. 3 (September 2021), DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S147924432000027X
"Adam Smith's Arthritis: Japan and Fears of American Decline" in Jonathan Hunt and Simon Miles eds., The Reagan Moment: America and the World in the 1980s (Cornell University Press, 2021), 387 – 413.
"Building a Capitalist Consciousness: Japan and Visions of Capitalist Asia" in Christopher R.W. Dietrich ed., Diplomacy and Capitalism: The Political Economy of U.S. Foreign Relations (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2022), 154 – 178.
Works In Progress
"Japan and the Vietnam War," in Lien-Hang Nguyen and Andrew Preston eds., The Cambridge History of the Vietnam War, Volume 2, 1963 – 1968.