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Michelle  Hughes Miller

Michelle Hughes Miller

Michelle Hughes Miller
Associate Professor


Office: CMC 202K



Dr. Michelle Hughes Miller is an Associate Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of South Florida. Her academic interests are in discursive constructions of motherhood within law and policy and systemic responses to violence against women. She is particularly interested in transnational development discourse related to mothering and gender-based violence and, closer to home, victim advocacy within particular ecological environments. Recent publications have appeared in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence and the Journal of Community Psychology. Her courses include: Politics of Motherhood, Women and Social Justice, Women, Crime & Justice, Pedagogy, and Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies.

She is co-editor of Alliances for Advancing Academic Women: Guidelines for Collaboration in Chemistry, Engineering, and Beyond, from Sense Publishers (2014). This project originated out of her passion for working on behalf of academic women. She began this work in 2007 when she served as the Director of University Women’s Professional Advancement at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC). In that position her responsibilities were to enhance opportunities for the professional development and advancement of women faculty and staff. At SIUC Dr. Hughes Miller designed and implemented mentoring programs and faculty recruitment and development workshops, led institutional policy discussions on work-life balance and sexual harassment, and conducted climate and status of women assessments of the campus.

Currently Dr. Hughes Miller serves on the Presidential Advisory Committee on Title IX at USF.