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Professor of History, University of Miami, Florida

Nina Maria Gorrissen Fellow of History - Class of Fall 2015


Historian Michael Miller has published extensively in the fields of modern French and European history, business history, and maritime history. He received his BA at Northwestern University in 1967 and his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania in 1976. Before joining the University of Miami faculty, he taught at Rice University and Syracuse University. His books include The Bon Marché: Bourgeois Culture and the Department Store, 1869-1920 (1981) and Shanghai on the Métro: Spies, Intrigue, and the French Between the Wars (1994). His most recent work, Europe and the Maritime World: A Twentieth-Century History (2012), was awarded the 2013 Hagley Prize for the best book in business history and the Alfred and Fay Chandler Book Award for 2010-2012. Miller has held fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, American Council of Learned Societies, German Marshall Fund, Fulbright program, and Harvard Business School. In 2014, he received the University of Miami Provost’s Award for Scholarly Activity.