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Mae A. Miller

Education:

B.A., Geography, The Ohio State University; Ph.D., Earth and Environmental Sciences, Graduate Center, City University of New York

Dissertation:

Oceanic Groundings: Imperial Maritime Subjects, Insurgent Spaces, and Radical Internationalism in the Early Twentieth Century

Thesis Advisor:

Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Graduate Center, City University of New York

Research Topic:

I will develop a book manuscript based upon my dissertation research. Oceanic Groundings is situated within the Black radical tradition, Black and postcolonial geographies, the oceanic humanities, and cultural histories of infrastructure and empire. Focusing on movements routed through the London docklands and drawing upon sources ranging from colonial archives to oral histories of jazz to theatrical plays, the project explores processes of placemaking, insurgent storytelling, transnational solidarity, and racial capitalism across port cities of the Atlantic and Indian Ocean littorals in the early twentieth century.

Mentor:

Sharad Chari, Professor of Geography, University of California, Berkeley

Current Position:

President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Geography, University of California, Berkeley

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