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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 foreign policy and domestic ideas, ideologies, and political narratives; her work explores how new interactions between America and East Asia after World War II transformed both sides’ thinking about security, democratic order, citizenship, and economic vitality. 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 the history of U.S. foreign relations, the Cold War, and World War II in the Pacific
Cold War Democracy: The United States and Japan. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2019.
“Let’s not be laughed at anymore: Donald Trump and Japan from the 1980s to the Present,” Journal of American-East Asian Relations 25:2 (2018): 138 – 168.
“Narrating Democracy: The Potsdam Declaration and Japanese Rearmament, 1945 – 1950” in Jeremi Suri and Hal Brands, ed. The Power of the Past: History and Statecraft (Washington DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2015), 99 – 132.
“Adam Smith’s Arthritis: Japan and Fears of American Decline” in Jonathan Hunt and Simon Miles ed., Reagan’s World: The Cold War and Beyond. Currently under review.
“Building a Capitalist Consciousness: Japan and Visions of Capitalist Asia” in Christopher Dietrich ed., The American Way: Capitalism and Diplomacy in the Twentieth Century. Currently under review.