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Stuart S. Miller

Professor of Hebrew, History, and Judaic Studies
Academic Director, Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life


Ph.D., New York University, 1980

Areas of Expertise

Greco-Roman Palestine, Rabbinic/Talmudic Literature, History of Judaism

Contact Information

Office/Hours: Oak Hall 243
Phone: 860-486-3386


Stuart S. Miller is Professor of Hebrew, History, and Judaic Studies and a member of the Classics and Mediterranean Studies section of the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages. He also serves as the Associate Director of the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life and is responsible for the direction of academic offerings in Judaic Studies at UConn. Professor Miller is a specialist in the history and literature of the Jews of Roman and Late Antique Palestine and has worked closely with archaeologists, having served for many years on the staff of the Sepphoris Regional Project. His publications include, Studies in the History and Traditions of Sepphoris (E. J. Brill, 1984) and Sages and Commoners in Late Antique ’Erez Israel: A Philological Inquiry into Local Traditions in Talmud Yerushalmi (Mohr-Siebeck, 2006) and many articles that have appeared in the Association for Jewish Studies Review, Harvard Theological Review, Jewish Quarterly Review, Journal for the Study of Judaism in the Persian, Hellenistic and Roman Period, Journal of Jewish Studies, Historia, and in numerous edited volumes. His most recent book, At the Intersection of Texts and Material Finds: Stepped Pools, Stone Vessels, and Ritual Purity among the Jews of Roman Galilee, will appear in the Journal of Ancient Judaism Supplement Series (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht) in early 2013. Professor Miller is a member of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences.