Christopher   Miller

Professor  

Office: ELABS 346D
Phone: (956) 665-3565
Email: christopher.miller@utrgv.edu
Website: faculty.utrgv.edu/christopher.miller

Dr. Christopher Miller

  • Education

    • PhD, History, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1981
    • BS, History, Lewis and Clark College, 1972




Selected Publications


  • Christopher Miller, Russell Skowronek, and Roseann Bacha-Garza. War and Peace on the Rio Grande. February 2019.

  • Christopher Miller and Russell Skowronek. Just a Ferry Ride to Freedom. February 2019.

  • Christopher Miller, Roseann Bacha-Garza, and Russell Skowronek. Blue and Gray on the Rio Grande: The Rio Grande Valley Civil War Trail, 1846–1876. Texas A&M University Press, 2019.

  • Christopher Miller, Russell Skowronek, and Roseann Bacha-Garza. The Civil War on the Rio Grande. College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University Press, 2018.

  • Christopher Miller and Russell Skowronek. A letter From Roma. March 2018.

  • Christopher Miller. Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War. Journal of American History, 104, no. 4 March 2018: 1027.

  • Russell Skowronek, Christopher Miller, and Dominique Taylor. And then the Soldiers were gone, Rio Grande City and Fort Ringgold. March 2018.

  • Rolando Avila and Christopher Miller. "Introduction," The Civil War Era and the Lower Rio Grande Valley: A Brief History. Edinburg, TX: Community Historical Archaeology Project with Schools, February 2018: 1-4.

  • Christopher Miller. "American Missionaries and the Formalization of Modern Bulgarian National Consciousness," Budapest: East European Quarterly 45, no. 3-4 (December 2017): 163 - 184.

  • Russell Skowronek, Christopher Miller, and Dominique Taylor. "The Cotton Times". Rio Grande Valley Civil War Trail. October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2017.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Russell Skowronek. Civil War Trail Traveling Trunks, Summerfield G. Roberts Foundation , $10,000.00 (April 3, 2018 - October 3, 2018)

  • Christopher Miller. The Civil War and the Rio Grande Valley: Supplementary Request, Summerlee Foundation, $18,269.00 (January 1, 2016 - July 31, 2017)

  • Christopher Miller. Texas Preservation Trust Fund , Texas Historical Commission, $10,000.00 ( )

  • Christopher Miller. The Civil War and the Rio Grande Valley, Texas Historical Foundation, $5,000.00 (February 2017)

  • Christopher Miller. The Civil War and the Rio Grande Trail, City of Roma, Texas, $2,500.00 (March 2014 - February 2015)

  • Christopher Miller. The Civil War and the Rio Grande Valley, Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation, $5,000.00 (November 2014)

  • Christopher Miller. The Civil War and the Rio Grande Valley, City Council, Rio Grande City, $5,000.00 (November 2014)

  • Christopher Miller. The Civil War and the Rio Grande Valley: Supplementary Request, Summerlee Foundation, $16,000.00 (September 2014)

  • Kristine Wirts. Faculty Development Grant, The University of Texas -- Pan American, $3,000.00 (May 1, 2014 - August 31, 2014)

  • Christopher Miller. The Civil War and the Rio Grande Valley: A Proposal for Developing a Popular Program of Historic Engagement and Interpretation, Summerlee Foundation, $7,500.00 (October 2013)



Selected Presentations


  • Christopher Miller. "Roundtable on Asian Studies," Asian Studies Conference, Asian Studies Program, UTRGV, Edinburg, TX (November 2017)

  • Christopher Miller. "The Philanthropy Machine and U.S.-Ottoman Relations in the 19th Century," Annual Meeting, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, (June 2017)

  • Christopher Miller. "Pre-Colonial NGOs: American Cultural Hegemony and Protestant Missions in the Greater Middle East," International Symposium on Middle East Relations, ISMER, Edinburg, Texas (September 2016)

  • Christopher Miller. "The Role of Urban Spaces in the Rise of Bulgarian National Consciousness: A Theoretical Perspective," IV International Symposium on Balkan History Studies, International Symposium of Balkan History Studies Committee, Sarajevo, Bosnia/Herzegovina (June 2016)

  • Christopher Miller. "Evangelical Print Culture and the Global Projection of Developmental Idealism," NETSOL INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM, NEW TRENDS IN SOCIAL AND LIBERAL SCIENCES, Milan, Italy (April 2016)

  • Christopher Miller and Russell Skowronek. "Rio Grande Valley Civil War Trail," Annual Meeting, Texas Historical Association, Irving, Texas (March 2016)

  • Christopher Miller. "Building the Rio Grande Valley Civil War Trail," Annual Meeting, Texas Two-Year College Teachers Association, Houston, Texas (February 2016)

  • Christopher Miller. "African American Soldiers in Texas During the Civil War and Reconstruction," US Department of Veterans Affairs, Houston, Texas (February 2016)

  • Christopher Miller. "Closing Remarks," III International Symposium on Balkan History Studies, International Symposium of Balkan History Studies Committee, Bucharest, Romania (April 2015)

  • Christopher Miller. "American Missionaries and the Formalization of Bulgarian Nationalism,," III International Symposium on Balkan History Studies, International Symposium of Balkan History Studies Committee, Bucharest, Romania (April 2015)

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