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Howard Miller

Howard Miller 

History Politics and Philosophy

Associate Professor


Dr. Miller joined the history faculty at Lipscomb in 2012. He is a widely published social historian with a specialty in the history of Islamic Spain. He earned a doctorate in medieval studies from Yale University with a dissertation about the legal practices of the Mozarabs, the Arabic-speaking Christians of medieval Toledo. Prior to coming to Lipscomb, Professor Miller taught history and religion at Cornell College, Pepperdine University and California State University, Chico. His writings include works on the history of the Arabic language, Christopher Marlowe’s play Tamburlaine, and other aspects of medieval and early modern culture. At his food history blog, An Eccentric Culinary History,, he’s explored topics as diverse as the history of sushi in America, Chilean cuisine, and the development of chicken and waffles.

Ph.D., Medieval Studies, Yale University
M.Phil., Medieval Studies, Yale University
M.A., Medieval Studies, Yale University