Dr. Nick Miller joined the faculty of the Department of History at Boise State University in 1993. He holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in History from Indiana University, and a B.A. from UC Santa Barbara. Dr. Miller’s research focus is on the lands of the former Yugoslavia. His publications include articles on Serbian and Croatian history before the First World War and Serbian politics and culture since 1945, and his research has taken him on extensive travels throughout Eastern Europe. He has been a recipient of fellowships from the International Research and Exchanges Board, the Andrew Mellon Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. His expertise has been widely shared through publications, presentations, and through the media where he has been interviewed both locally and for NPR. Dr. Miller has recently been involved in an effort to promote creative and humanistic collaborations through the creation of the Arts and Humanities Institute at Boise State University, where he serves as Director.
Nationalism and Policymaking in the Balkans, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs (2006)
The recent death of Slobodan Milosevic has renewed interest in the Balkan nationalism of the...
Postwar Serbian Nationalism and the Limits of Invention, Contemporary European History (2004)
Serbs have rarely drawn the attention of theorists of nationalism. Nonetheless, even if they have...
Mihiz in the Sixties: Politics and Drama Between Nationalism and Authoritarianism, Nationalities Papers (2002)
Between 1981 and 1991. Serbian intellectual and political life were energized by a movement to...
The Children of Cain: Dobrica Ćosić's Serbia, East European Politics & Societies (2000)
Today Dobrica Ćosić, the Serbian novelist, is most often exploited as a handy caricature, his...
Beyond Journalism, East European Politics & Societies (1999)
"Journalists," wrote one historian regarding reporters in Yugoslavia, "are most effective when they stay faithful...
The Nonconformists: Culture, Politics, and Nationalism in a Serbian Intellectual Circle, 1944-1991, Faculty Authored Books (2007)
Argues that cultural processes are too often ignored in favor of political ones; that Serbian...
Between Nation and State: Serbian Politics in Croatia before the First World War, Faculty Authored Books (1997)
Miller chronicles the politics in Croatia prior to the first World War. The failures of...
Contributions to Books
Where Was the Serbian Havel?, The End and the Beginning: The Revolutions of 1989 and the Resurgence of History (2012)
Yugoslavia’s 1968: The Great Surrender, Promises of 1968: Crisis, Illusion, and Utopia (2011)
Return Engagement: Intellectuals and Nationalism in Tito's Yugoslavia, State Collapse in South-Eastern Europe: New Perspectives on Yugoslavia's Disintegration (2008)
'Ljudevit Gaj', 'Karadjordje', and 'Josip Jelačić', Encyclopedia of Europe 1789-1914 (2006)
Serbia and Montenegro, Eastern Europe : An Introduction to the People, Lands, and Culture (2005)
Searching for the Serbian Havel, Annual Peter Kujačić Lecture in Serbian and Montenegrin Studies/UC Berkeley (2009)