Miller, Nicholas

PhD Student/Teaching Assistant

Ph.D. History and Anthropology (Multidisciplinary), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, (expected, 2025)
M.A. History (Distinction), Ball State University (Muncie, IN), 2020
Thesis: “Burden of the Beast: Animals in Traditional Europe and Their Role in Guiding Society”
Thesis Topics: Animal Studies, Cultural History, Folkloristics, Germanic History, Intellectual History, Medieval Age, and Speciesism
Minor: Anthropology
B.A. History Indiana University (Fort Wayne, IN), 2018
Thesis: “Ford Motor Company: Masterminds in Marketing and Manufacturing for the Masses.”
Minor: Medieval Studies
B.A. Anthropology, Indiana University (Fort Wayne, IN), 2018
Minor: Psychology
Certificate, Automotive Technology, Chrysler National Training Technical Center (Auburn Hills, MI), 2013-2017
Technician, 02/11-02/20


Major Fields: Animal Studies, Archaeology, Ethnohistory, Folklore, Folkloristics, Intellectual History (History of Ideas), Medieval Studies, Museum Studies, Public History, Space and Place, Technology
Minor Fields: Early Modern and Modern History, Environmental Anthropology, Digital History, Native American-European Relations, Oral History


Teaching Assistant, 09/02/21-Present
“HIST 152 – American History Since 1877,” University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, undergraduate students.
Limited Term Lecturer
“HIST 105 – American History Before 1877,” Purdue Fort Wayne
“HIST 232 – World History in the 20th Century,” Purdue Fort Wayne


Article, (accepted, Oct. 2022)
“Beasts and Behaviors: Animals in Folklore, Fairy Tales, and Fables,” Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History, vol. 50, no. I, International Interdisciplinary Journal.
Book Review, 03/2022
“Animal Studies and Exploration History: Amundsen’s Sledge Dogs Who Helped Discover The South Pole,” Terrae Incognitae: The Journal of the Society for the Histories of Discoveries.
Article, 06/2019
“Animals as Social Actors or Objects of Exploitation,” Burkhardt Review, vol. II, no. I, Graduate Journal.


Theodore Saloutos Award for PhD Dissertation Research in American History, UWM, 2022-23
The Friends of History Award in memory of Dr. Michael Gordon, UWM, 2022
Chancellor's Graduate Student Award, UW-Milwaukee, 2021-22
Star Award, Voyageurs National Park, 2020
Lawrence Birken Memorial Scholarship Award, Ball State University, 2020
Childress Master’s Fellow in History, Ball State University, 2019-2020
Fulbright Scholarship, University of Tübingen, 2018-2019 (semi-finalist)
Top 50 Award, IPFW, 2018
History Department’s Most Promising Scholar Award, IPFW, 2018
Franz Boas Award, IPFW, 2018