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Karen Miller

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Title: Associate Professor
Office: 413 Varner Hall
Phone: (248) 370-3512
Fax: (248) 370-3528
Email[email protected]

Ph.D., Columbia University

Major Fields:
U.S. Public Policy, Diplomatic and Economic History

Karen A.J. Miller is a specialist in modern American political history. She is broadly concerned with how public policy is formed at the national level. She is currently working on a book examining Detroit during World War II. The working title is All for One, and None for You: Living in Detroit's Arsenal of Democracy.



Populist Nationalism: Republican Insurgency and American Foreign Policy Making (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1999).

Articles and Chapters

"Anxiety and Amnesia in the New Deal's Social Imaginary: Reading Cassano's A New Kind of Public," Rethinking Marxism: A Journal of Economics, Culture, and Society 29:3 (October 2017): 439-47.  Co-authored with Kellie D. Hay.

"Agricultural Policy," in Cynthia L. Clark, ed., The American Economy, vol. 2 (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2011), pp. 510-22.

"The Construction of the Oakland Way," Oakland Journal 13 (Fall 2007): 70-89.

Department of History

Varner Hall, Room 415
371 Varner Dr.
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-3510
fax: (248) 370-3528