Catriona Miller

Lecturer: History 201-003 – Histories of Trauma: Genocide, War, and #MeToo

Advisor: Anne Hansen

Office: 4255 Mosse Humanities
Mailbox: 4078 Mosse Humanities
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Catriona Miller


I am a historian of modern Southeast Asian history with research interests in gender and women’s history, race and class, modernization processes, urbanism, and social mobilities in twentieth century Southeast Asia, colonial Indochina, Cold War Cambodia, and Trans-Asia. My current research examines the class and gender power dynamics in post-colonial Cambodia (1953 – 1970) in order to explore how diverging urban and rural experiences of cosmopolitanism, post-colonial nationalism, and social development contributed to deepening social divisions, political factions, and civil war.


M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2016
B.A., (with Honors) Loyola University Maryland


  • Southeast Asian History

MA Title

  • “Are Women Becoming Like Men? Khmer Gender Discourse in A Global Context”

Working Dissertation Title

  • “Pages of Style, Associations of Benevolence: Women in Postcolonial Cambodia”

Selected Awards

  • NSEP Boren Fellowship, 2017 – 2018
  • Center for Khmer Studies Research Fellowship, 2017 – 2018
  • Excellence in Service, History Department TA Award, 2017
  • Scott Kloeck-Jenson Fellowship, Summer 2016
  • Davis-Gerstein Travel Grant, Summer 2016
  • FLAS Fellowship, 2014 – 2015, Summer 2015, 2015 – 2016

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of Asian Studies (AAS)
  • Phi Alpha Theta

Courses Taught as TA

  • History 246 – Southeast Asian Refugees of the Cold War
  • History 319 – Vietnam Wars