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Research and Teaching Interests: The history of capitalism, early modern Europe, and the French Revolution

Office Hours: Zoom meeting by request


  • B.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1991
  • M.A., University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 1994
  • Ph.D., UCLA, 1999

Born and raised near downtown Chicago, I became fascinated with French history as a student at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, when I learned about all of the revolutionary upheavals in the country’s past. I’ve since become an historian of Old Regime France and the Revolution.

Stephen Miller’s latest book is entitled Feudalism, Venality, and Revolution - Provincial assemblies in late-Old Regime France.

  • Recent Courses
    • The Era of the French Revolution and Napoleon
    • Graduate Seminar: The Old Regime and the French Revolution
    • Graduate Seminar: Tradition and Modernity in French History
    • Capitalism and Crises in Modern History
    • Europe in the Seventeenth Century: Absolutism, Revolution, and Science
    • Western and World Civilizations I: Prehistory to 1648
    • The French Enlightenment: Society and Letters
  • Select Publications



    • Stephen Miller, “The Rural Municipalities of 1787: The Nobility, Seigneurial Regime and Revolutionary Politics in France.” European Review of History/revue européenne d’histoire vol. 26, no. 3, (2019): 386-408.
    • Stephen Miller, “The Economy of France in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: Market Opportunity and Labor Productivity in Languedoc.” Rural History vol. 20, no. 1, (2009): 1-30.
  • Academic Distinctions & Professional Memberships

    Scholarships: the American Philosophical Society, Fulbright, and the Mellon Foundation.

    • American Historical Association
    • Society for French Historical Studies
    • Western Society for French History
    • Consortium on Revolutionary Europe, 1750-1850
    • Historical Materialism
  • Student Groups
    • Phi Alpha Theta, Chi Omicron Chapter (History Honors Society)
    • Students for Justice in Palestine
    • Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA)