Alison Miller

Alison J. Miller, Associate Professor of Art History, Chair of Asian Studies
B.A., Northern Illinois University; M.A. & Ph.D., University of Kansas, Lawrence

Dr. Miller's research has been funded by a Fulbright Fellowship, Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship, and Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, among others.  She has published in the Journal of Japanese Studies, TransAsia Photography Review, Impressions, Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (ADVA), Nursing Clio, and various public humanities projects and museum catalogues.  She is co-editor and contributing author for The Visual Culture of Meiji Japan: Negotiating the Transition to Modernity (Routledge, 2021), and is currently finalizing her book manuscript, Envisioning the Empress: The Lives and Images of Japanese Imperial Women, 1868-1952 (expected 2023). You can find more information at her website:

Dr. Miller teaches the survey of Asian art history, as well as courses in Japanese and Chinese art, Buddhist art, contemporary Asian art, and museum studies.  She hails from Chicago, Illinois.