Angela Miller is a professor in the Art History and Archaeology Department and in the American Studies program. After receiving degrees from Stanford, Yale and the University of London in Art History and American Studies, she has lectured and published internationally in a range of areas spanning from the 16th century to the mid-20th. Her work has focused on constructions of cultural nationalism and on the politics of form in the arts. Miller’s 1993 book Empire of the Eye: Landscape Representation and American Cultural Politics, 1825-1875 won awards from the Smithsonian Institution and the American Studies Association. She is a lead author, along with five others, of American Encounters: Art, History, and Cultural Identity (Pearson, 2008), an integrated history of the arts from pre-conquest to the present. She was the inaugural Terra Professor of American Art in Paris in 2010; a visiting scholar at the JFK Institute for North American Studies at the Freie Universitat in Berlin in November 2010; and the Terra Visiting Professor at the Courtauld Institute in London and the JFK Institute in the Spring and Summer of 2012. Over the past two decades, she has directed over 45 PhD and master’s students — many of them women — toward productive careers in a range of fields. In addition to her academic work, travel and graduate mentoring, Angela has studied Capoeira and hip hop for the past decade.
As a board member of AWF, Angela is committed to graduate mentoring, to preparing women for dynamic careers in an increasingly challenging job market, and to expanding socioeconomic and gender diversity at Washington University.