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Position Title
Interim Chair of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
Professor of English

1223 Hart Hall

Elizabeth Carolyn Miller is Professor of English and Interim Chair of the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies. She joined the UC Davis English department in 2008 and served as Chair of English from 2013-2016. Before coming to Davis, she taught at Ohio University, University of Michigan, University of Oklahoma, and University of Wisconsin - Madison, where she earned her PhD. Her scholarly interests include nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century literature of Britain and the British Empire, ecocriticism and environmental studies, gender studies, and media studies. Her latest book, Extraction Ecologies and the Literature of the Long Exhaustion, appeared with Princeton University Press in October 2021. Previous books include Slow Print: Literary Radicalism and Late Victorian Print Culture (Stanford University Press, 2013), and Framed: The New Woman Criminal in British Culture at the Fin de Siècle (University of Michigan Press, 2008). In 2018, she guest-edited a special issue of Victorian Studies on "Climate Change and Victorian Studies" and in 2019 she published a co-edited volume titled Teaching William Morris. She also edited the first fully-annotated collection of George Bernard Shaw's political writings (Oxford, 2021).

Honors and Awards
  • Awarded the 2022 Stansky Book Prize for Extraction Ecologies and the Literature of the Long Exhaustion (2021).
  • Awarded Honorable Mention for the 2022 ASLE Ecocriticism Book Award for Extraction Ecologies and the Literature of the Long Exhaustion (2021).
  • Extraction Ecologies named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title of the Year.
  • Richard Stein Essay Prize awarded to "Drill Baby Drill: Extraction Ecologies, Open Temporalities, and Reproductive Futurity in the Provincial Realist Novel" (2020). Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies Association (2022)
  • Guggenheim Fellowship (2019)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship (January - December 2019)
  • Visiting Fellow, Clare Hall, Cambridge University, March - August 2017.
  • Best Book of the Year, awarded to Slow Print: Literary Radicalism and Late Victorian Print Culture (2013) by the North American Victorian Studies Association.
  • Honorable mention for the Modernist Studies Association Book Prize, for Slow Print (2013).
  • Chancellor's Fellow, University of California, Davis, 2013-2014
  • Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), 2009-2010