Art & Art History

Allison Miller

Assistant Professor of Art History

Areas of expertise

East Asian Art History; Art and Archaeology of Early China

Allison R. Miller is an assistant professor of Asian art history at Southwestern University, specializing in the art and archaeology of early China. Her research focuses on ritual architecture, court art (early Chinese jades, terracotta figurines), gifting and patronage, ornament, and early aesthetic theory. Miller offers broad surveys of East Asian art and architecture in addition to specialized courses on a diverse range of topics including: landscape art, contemporary art and architecture, and ancient Chinese civilization. Her work as been supported by fellowships and grants from the Fulbright Foundation and the Fairbank and Asia Centers at Harvard University, among others.


A.B. 2003, University of Chicago
Ph.D. 2011, Harvard University

Teaching Philosophy

Previous Courses

Ancient Chinese Art and Civilization; Landscape in Chinese Art; Art in China Since 1911


Professional Work

'Tombs and Treasures' from Southwestern's Newsroom


Contact Information

Southwestern University
Georgetown, TX 78626
(512) 863-1057 (office)
Office: Fine Arts 135