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Andrew Miller

Education: Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

    • Dissertation: Carpe Ecclesiam: Households, Identity & Violent Communication, Church & Crown under King Edward I

    MA. Medieval History, University of Toronto, Canada

      • Masters Thesis: Female Association with Witchcraft during the Late Middle Ages
        • Tails of Masculinity: Knights, Clerics and the Mutilation of Horses in Medieval England. Speculum 88.4 (October 2013), pp 958-995
        • To Frock a Cleric: The Gendered Implications of Mutilating Ecclesiastical Vestments in Medieval England Gender & History, Vol.24 No.2 August 2012, pp. 271-291
        • Knights, Bishops and Deer Parks: Episcopal Identity, Emasculation and Clerical Space in Medieval England in Negotiating Clerical Identities: Priests, Monks and Masculinity in the Middle Ages, ed. Jennifer D. Thibodeaux (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010)
        • Review of Samuel K. Cohn, Jr., Popular Protest in Late Medieval Europe: Italy, France and Flanders. Manchester Medieval Sources (Manchester University Press, 2005). In The Medieval Review 06.08.09
        • Review of Larissa Tracy, ed., Castration and Culture in the Middle Ages (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2013). In The Medieval Review 14.04.31
              INVITED TALKS
                • Organized and taught two half-day sessions of Sex, Violence and Gladiators: Teaching the Roman Empire (without Hollywood), at the Newberry Library in Chicago on strategies for high school teachers to approach the Roman Empire in the classroom (March 2013).
                • Organized and co-taught a day-long seminar, Religion, Propaganda, and War: Medieval and Modern Understandings of the Crusades, at the Newberry Library on strategies for high school teachers to approach the crusades in the classroom, December 2010
                • Lectured on Animal Mutilation and the Law in Medieval England, at the Medieval Studies Center of Loyola University Chicago lecture series, Law and Order: The Middle Ages, April 2009
                      • Recipient of an Excellence in Teaching Award in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
                      • Organized a panel, Conflict, Violence and the Construction of Clerical Masculinity in Medieval Europe, at the 126th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Chicago, January 2012
                      • Review of Kay Slocum, Sources in Medieval Culture and Politics (Prentice Hall), December 2008
                      • Organized and moderated a talk at DePaul Universitys Art Museum by Sharon Farmer on The Empire Comes Back: France and the Mediterranean World during the Age of the Crusades, May 2008
                      • Panel Moderator, Husbands, Lovers, and Fathers: Clerical Masculinity in Crisis, at the 13th annual ACMRS Conference, Masculinities and Femininities in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Phoenix, Arizona, February 2007
                            CURRENT PROJECTS
                              • Revising Dissertation and working on articles.
                              RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS

                              • Social and Religious History of the Middle Ages
                              • Violence and Masculinity in Medieval England
                              • Imperial Rome
                              • Late Antiquity
                              • Early Modern Europe
                              • Medieval Literature

                              CLASSES TAUGHT

                              • Ancient Rome: Augustus to Constantine (DePaul, History 285)
                              • England to 1688 (DePaul, History 292)
                              • God, Self, and Society in Medieval Culture (DePaul, History 316)
                              • Medieval England (Dominican University)
                              • Medieval People, 400-1400 C.E. (DePaul, History 210)
                              • Western Civilization since 1600 (Dominican University)
                              • Western Civilization until 1600 (Dominican University)
                              • Western Europe: From Renaissance to Enlightenment: 1348 to 1789 (DePaul, History 211)
                              • Honors 102: History in Global Contexts: The First Crusade, 1096-1101

                              TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

                              My educational philosophy is firmly grounded in the belief that we must train students to become better historians. I structure my lectures, readings, assignments, and exams with the goal of developing students abilities to think critically about the past, to formulate their own analyses of primary sources as well as continuity and change over time, and to communicate clearly and logicallyin written and verbal form their own interpretation of History.

                              REASON FOR CHOOSING FIELD OF STUDY

                              The money.