Associate Professor

Biography

Dr. Miller finished her Ph.D. in 2010 at the University of California, Santa Barbara and has been teaching at West Georgia since fall 2011. She studies the intersections of literature, media, and science during the eighteenth century. Her first book, Reading Popular Newtonianism, 1670-1792, is forthcoming from the University of Virginia Press (2018). Dr. Miller co-directs an early modern studies research group at UWG and is treasurer of SEASECS. She held a fellowship at the Houghton Library at Harvard University in Summer 2016 and has recently been awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship at the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, which she will take in Spring 2018. She is currently working on her second book, Reading British Science in Early American Libraries, as well as other projects related to library history, science, the digital humanities, and gender. See https://westga.academia.edu/LauraMiller for copies of recent publications.

Education / Degrees

  • B.A., English, Duke University, 1997
  • M.A., English, California State University, Northridge, 2004
  • Ph.D., English, UC Santa Barbara, 2010