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Judith A. MillerAssociate Professor

Judith A. Miller (Associate Professor) is the author of Mastering the Market: The State and the Grain Trade in Northern France, 1700-1860 (Cambridge University Press, 1998); the coeditor of Republics at War, 1776-1840: Revolutions, Conflicts and Geopolitics in Europe and the Atlantic World (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) with Pierre Serna and Antonino De Francesco in the series “War, Culture and Society, 1750 – 1850;” and Taking Liberties: The Problems of a New Order in France, 1794-1804 (Manchester University Press, 2002) with Howard G. Brown. 

Her present book project is "After the Terror: Passion, Politics and Violence in the Late French Revolution.” 

She was a recipient of the Audrey Lumsden-Kouvel Fellowship at The Newberry Library (Chicago, IL) in 2012, and has been awarded Fulbright, ACLS, and NEH Fellowships as well as the Bourse Chateaubriand. She won the Koren Prize from the Society for French Historical Studies (1993) for the best article written by a North American historian; the Alexander Gerschenkron Prize from the Economic History Association (1987); and the Millstone Interdisciplinary Paper Prize from the Western Society for French History (2008).  In 2013 she received the Crystal Apple Teaching award from Emory University students, and in 2000 she received the Emory Williams Teaching Award given by Emory University. She is a Chevalier in the French Ordre des Palmes Académiques (2002). Dr. Miller received her doctorate from Duke University in French History, and her BA from the College of Wooster (Ohio). During 2007-2008, she was a senior fellow at the Emory University Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry.  In 2009-2010, she was an Emory-Augsburg Faculty Exchange participant and taught in the Program for European Cultural History at the University of Augsburg. In 2013-2014, she holds the post of “President” of EDUCO in Paris, the study abroad consortium of Emory University, Duke University, Cornell University and Tulane University.  She was a founding co-director of the Emory University’s interdisciplinary European Studies Project.

Recent articles:

  • “Fratricide: Tragic Brothers, Masculine Violence and the Republic on the French Stage, 1799,” in Republics at War, 1776-1840: Revolutions, Conflicts and Geopolitics in Europe and the Atlantic World, co-edited by Pierre Serna, Antonino De Francesco, and Judith A. Miller. ‘War, Culture and Society, 1750 – 1850’ series. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
  • Des contrats sous tension: rétablir la propriété après la terreur” (“Contracts under Pressure: Property Recovery after the Terror in France”), Annales Historiques de la Révolution Française, 352 (April-June 2008): 241-262.
  • “Preface,” and “Introduction: Gender, War and the Nation in the Period of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars — European Perspectives,” co-authoered with Katherine Aaslestad and Karen Hagemann. Special Issue of European History Quarterly, “Gender, War and the Nation in the Period of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars – European Comparisons,” 37 (October 2007),499-506. (Co-editor of the issue with Katherine Aaslestad, Karen Hagemann).
  • A Question of Interests: The State and Family Law,” Selected Papers of the 2006 Consortium on the Revolutionary Era. (2008): 67-72.

Dr. Miller teaches undergraduate courses on European history that include:

  • HIST 190 and HIST 24: Jane Austen’s World,
  • HIST 308: Revolutionary France, 1750-1815,
  • HIST/ECON 351: The Origins of Capitalism, and
  • Topics colloquia HIST 487: Music and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Europe and The Arts of the Enlightenment.

She teaches graduate courses on:

  • HIST 508: Revolutionary France, 1750-1815 and
  • HIST 585: Interdisciplinary Methods in European Cultural History.

Her former dissertation students include:

  • Dana Irwin, “Revolutionary Histrionics: Theater, Violence and the Creation of Bourgeois Masculinity” (2013)
  • Scott Gavorsky, "Ceding to the Circumstances: State Institutions, Civil Society and Running the Schools in Maine-et-Loire, 1825-1875." (2009)
  • Jayme Feagin, "Sentimental Tools: Literary Narrative, Female Bodies, and Medicine in France, 1795-1850.” (2009)
  • Dwain Pruitt, "Nantes noir: Living Race in the City of Slavers." (2005)

She has served on dissertation committees of students in Modern and Early Modern European History, as well as in Comparative Literature and French and Italian. She welcomes such opportunities for interdisciplinary exchange.


  • BA, College of Wooster.
  • PhD, Duke University.


  • Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century European Cultural, Gender, Economic and Legal History, with a focus on French History; Classical Transmission in Eighteenth-Century Europe. 

Current Graduate Students