Michael Laurence Miller

Head of Department
Associate Professor

Contact information

Vienna, Quellenstrasse 51
+36-1-3273000/2111 (Budapest) or +43-1-252302111 (Vienna)

Michael L. Miller is head of the Nationalism Studies program at Central European University in Vienna, and co-founder of its Jewish Studies program. He received his B.A. from Brown University, where he specialized in European History and Old World Archaeology and Art. He received his PhD in History from Columbia University, where he specialized in Jewish and Central European History. Michael’s research focuses on the impact of nationality conflicts on the religious, cultural, and political development of Central European Jewry in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His articles have appeared in Slavic Review, Austrian History Yearbook, Simon Dubnow Institute Yearbook, Múlt és Jövő and The Jewish Quarterly Review. Miller’s book, Rabbis and Revolution: The Jews of Moravia in the Age of Emancipation, was published by Stanford University Press in 2011. It appeared in Czech translation as Moravští Židé v době emancipace (Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 2015). He is one of the authors of Zwischen Prag und Nikolsburg: Leben in den böhmishcen Ländern (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2019), which will appear in English as Prague and Beyond: Jews in the Bohemian Lands (University of Pennsylvania Press, 20201). He is currently working on a history of Hungarian Jewry, titled Manovill: A Tale of Two Hungarys.


Ph.D., M.Phil, M.A. Columbia University
B.A. Brown University