Laura Miller, Ph.D.

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: Print, the Principia, and the Dissemination of Newtonian Science, was published by the University of Virginia Press in 2018. Dr. Miller held a fellowship at the Houghton Library at Harvard University in Summer 2016 and was awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship at the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania 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. She is currently co-investigator on a three-year AHRC-funded grant (£842,708), entitled Libraries, Reading Communities, and Cultural Formation in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic. Details to be found here: Please visit to order her book.

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

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Summer 2020 Sections

  • XIDS-2100 (Science at the Movies) Section: E02

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Fall 2019 Sections

  • XIDS-2100 (Science at the Movies) Section: 01
  • ENGL-2110 (World Lit: Transgressions) Section: 01
  • ENGL-4106 (Studies in Genre:Drama) Section: 01W
  • ENGL-5106 (Studies in Genre:Drama) Section: 01

Summer 2019 Sections

  • XIDS-2100 (Intro to Gender Studies) Section: E01

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Summer 2018 Sections

  • XIDS-2100 (Intro to Gender Studies) Section: E02

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  • XIDS-2100 (Digital Humanities) Section: E01

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Summer 2015 Sections

  • XIDS-2100 (Arts&Ideas: Gender&Sexuality) Section: 03

Spring 2015 Sections

Selected Publications

Editor. Special Issue, "Libraries and Booksellers in the Long Eighteenth Century." Library & Information History 2015; 31(3).

Sea: Transporting England. Broadside Ballads from the Pepys Collection: A Selection of Texts, Approaches, and Recordings. Ed. Patricia Fumerton. Tempe, AZ: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2012 (247-266).


Dr. Miller has lived in New York, North Carolina, and California before moving to Georgia. Her favorite things to do outside of academia include spending time with her family, cooking, reading, exercise, and travel.