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Mary Ashburn Miller

Associate Professor of History and Humanities
History Department
Division of History and Social Sciences

Mary Ashburn Miller is a historian of modern Europe with a specialization in eighteenth and nineteenth-century France. She is the author of A Natural History of Revolution: Violence and Nature in the French Revolutionary Imagination (2011), and her current research is on the return of emigrants and refugees to France after the French Revolution. Her teaching interests include the history of war and violence, European travel and colonization, and the history of science; recent courses include Europe and North Africa in the Long Nineteenth Century and War & Peace in Europe, 1700-1914. She also teaches in Reed’s Humanities program. A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Mary received her B.A. from the University of Virginia, and her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. She joined Reed’s faculty in 2008.


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