Dr Alison Miller

Email address: ajmiller@sewanee.edu

Institutional Affiliation: University of the South (Sewanee)


Alison J. Miller is Associate Professor of Art History and Director of Asian Studies at the University of the South (Sewanee). She specializes in modern and contemporary Japanese art, prints and photography, and the intersections of gender studies and visual culture. Dr. Miller has published in the Journal of Japanese Studies, TransAsia Photography Review, Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas, and contributed to various public humanities projects. She is co-editor of The Visual Culture of Meiji Japan: Negotiating the Transition to Modernity, and is currently completing a book manuscript analyzing the visual culture of the modern Japanese empresses.

Current research projects on modern monarchy:

“Imperial Optics and Modern Mimesis: Japan’s Empress Shōken in Nineteenth Century Print Culture,” in Queenship in the Modern World, currently under review.

Envisioning the Empress: The Lives and Images of Japanese Imperial Women, 1868-1952. Book manuscript in preparation. Funded by the Appalachian College Association.

Forthcoming, current or recent research publications on modern monarchy:

“The Princess and the Press: Mako’s Wedding and the History of Imperial Women,” Critical Asian Studies Commentary, January 2022, https://doi.org/10.52698/NTLZ1233.

“The Japanese Imperial Family Invented,” Nursing Clio, June 4, 2019, https://nursingclio.org/2019/06/04/the-japanese-imperial-family-invented/.

“Imperial Images: The Japanese Empress Teimei in Early Twentieth Century Newspaper Photography,” Trans Asia Photography Review, vol. 7, 2016, n/p.





Dr Cindy McCreery
Department of History, A18 Brennan MacCallum Building, University of Sydney