- Associate Professor, Theatre and Performance
- Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance, CUNY Graduate Center
Hillary Miller teaches twentieth and twenty-first century dramatic literature and performance in the English Department at Queens College (CUNY) where she serves as Assistant Director of the English M.A. program. She has published on numerous topics related to theatre post-World War II in the United States, including performance and urban space; racial, ethnic, and geographic inequalities in the arts; activist theatre traditions; and the politics of producing. Her first book, Drop Dead: Performance in Crisis, 1970s New York (Northwestern University Press, 2016), won the John W. Frick Book Award from the American Theatre and Drama Society and the Barnard Hewitt Award for Outstanding Research in Theatre History from the American Society for Theatre Research. Playwrights on Television: Conversations with Dramatists (Routledge, 2020) explores the cultural and economic conditions of playwriting through eighteen edited interviews with prominent U.S.-based stage dramatists. She is currently researching a cultural history about the Greenwich Mews Theatre (1952-1973), one of the first professional theatres in New York to mount plays with integrated casts.
Her essays and reviews have appeared in Lateral, PAJ, Performance Research, The Radical History Review, RiDE: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, Theatre Journal, and Theatre Survey. Recent book chapters include, “Marching Off-Beat and On Screen: New York’s Reform Movements & Charles Hale Hoyt’s A Milk White Flag” in Performing the Progressive Era: Immigration, Urban Life, and Nationalism on Stage, 1890-1920, eds. J. Christopher Westgate and Max Shulman (University of Iowa Press, 2019), “Television as Theatre Text in the Austere Academy: A Curricular Exploration” in Theatre and Performance in the Neoliberal University: Responses to an Academy in Crisis, ed. Kim Solga (Routledge, 2020) and “Vinnette Carroll, Langston Hughes, and the Creation of the Gospel Song-Play” in The Great North American Stage Directors, Vol. 4, eds. Chase Bringardner and Henry Bial (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2021). She currently serves in the elected position of Vice President of Awards for the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), and previously served as Editorial Committee co-leader for the American Theatre and Drama Society (ATDS).
She received her Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance from the Graduate Center (City University of New York), an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, and a B.A. in Theatre and Women’s Studies from Dartmouth College. She has taught at Baruch College (CUNY), California State University-Northridge, and Stanford University.