Ashley Miller is a Visiting Fellow with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley.  Her research explores the dynamic intersections of local practices of artistic and cultural representation in North Africa with the evolving global imaginaries of colonialism, nationalism, and heritage in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  During her residency at CMES, she will work on a manuscript, “Making Morocco’s Cultural Heritage in the Twentieth Century,” examining the international politics of identity construction, historical memory, and art production in Morocco from World War I to the present.

Ashley received a Ph.D. in Art History from University of Michigan in 2017, an M.A. in Art History and a Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies from University of Michigan in 2013, and a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Chicago in 2006.  Her research has been supported by the Fulbright Foundation, the Georges Lurcy Charitable and Educational Trust, the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, and University of Michigan.


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