Nick Miller studied history at Indiana University, where he received his Ph.D. in 1991. He teaches courses on modern European history.
Professor Miller’s research focus is the lands of the former Yugoslavia. His publications include articles on Serbian and Croatian history before the First World War and Serbian politics and culture since 1945. His book on the Serbian community of Croatia, entitled Between Nation and State: Serbian Politics in Croatia before the First World War, appeared courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh Press in the fall of 1997. His second book, The Nonconformists: Culture, Politics, and Nationalism in a Serbian Cultural Circle, 1944-1991 was published in 2007 by Central European University Press. His articles have appeared in The Slavic Review, East European Politics and Societies, Nationalities Papers, Orbis, Problems of Post-Communism, and in edited volumes. He regularly reviews books for The Slavic Review, The American Historical Review, Nationalities Papers, and other journals in his field, and has been called upon to review manuscripts for the Cambridge University Press, Columbia University Press, McGill University Press, the University of Alberta Press, and other presses.
Miller has been a recipient of fellowships from the International Research and Exchanges Board, the Andrew Mellon foundation, American Council of Learned Societies, and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. His research has taken him to former Yugoslavia in 1988-89, 1996, and 2000, and he has traveled extensively in Eastern Europe in general. He acted as historical advisor and field producer for a documentary entitled ‘Bosnia to Boise and Back,’ produced by local journalists. The documentary, which focused on the lives of one family of Bosnian refugees in Boise, has aired on KBCI in Boise and is scheduled to be shown on Idaho Public Television in 2002. His expertise has been sought by various groups over the years: in 1995, he served on a joint Department of State/Johns Hopkins University project on ‘democratization in Eastern Europe’; in 1997, he was invited to speak at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government on Serbian nationalism; in 1999, he was interviewed about the Kosovo crisis several times on NPR’s Morning Edition. In 2007, he served as an expert witness for the prosecution at the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia in the case of Jadranko Prlic, et al.
Currently, Miller serves as chair of the Arts and Humanities Institute Planning Committee at Boise State University, and as Fulbright Program Advisor for Boise State University.
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