Jennifer M. Miller

Academic Appointments

Assistant 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 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 growth.  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

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  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.A. Wesleyan University

Selected Publications

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Works In Progress

  • “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. Forthcoming with Cornell University Press.

  • “Building a Capitalist Consciousness: Japan and Visions of Capitalist Asia” in Christopher Dietrich ed., The American Way: Capitalism and Diplomacy in the Twentieth Century. Forthcoming with University of Pennsylvania Press.

  • “From Mental Slavery to Brainwashing: Anti-Catholic Legacies in Anti-Communist Polemics,” in Todd Weir and Hugh McLeod ed., Defending the Faith: Religious and Secular Apologetics in Twentieth Century Politics. Forthcoming with Oxford University Press [co-authored with Udi Greenberg].

  • Special issue entitled “Foreign Encounters and the Remaking of American Democracy.” Forthcoming in Diplomatic History [co-edited with Daniel Bessner].