Zinaida Miller is Assistant Professor of International Law and Human Rights at the School of Diplomacy and International Relations. Her scholarship focuses on the conceptualization, management, and regulation of post-conflict territories and populations, particularly in the areas of human rights, humanitarian aid, and transitional justice. She examines the relationships among local and international legal regimes and experts in moments of conflict and post-conflict transition, focusing on continuities of inequality and structural violence.
Miller's publications include articles on the exclusion of economic issues from transitional justice and the influence of international ideas about law, humanitarianism, and development on Palestinian governance, among others. Her co-edited collection, Anti-Impunity and the Human Rights Agenda (with Karen Engle and Dennis Davis), explores the increasing emphasis on punishment and prosecution in the human rights movement, particularly in states emerging from conflict.
At the School of Diplomacy, Miller teaches courses in public international law, international criminal law, and human rights. In 2015-16, she was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Global Governance, funded by the Erin Jellel Collins Arsenault Trust, at McGill University's Institute for the Study of International Development. Prior to taking up that fellowship, Miller was Senior Fellow at Harvard Law School's Institute for Global Law & Policy.
- Ph.D., The Fletcher School, Tufts University
- J.D., Harvard Law School
- MALD, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
- B.A., Brown University
- Anti-Impunity and the Human Rights Agenda (co-edited with Karen Engle and Dennis Davis) (Cambridge University Press, 2016)
- "Review: A World of Struggle: How Power, Law and Expertise Shape Global Political Economy," Journal of Legal Education 67(1): 345-353 (2017)
- "Perils of Parity: Palestine’s Permanent Transition." Cornell International Law Journal 47(2): 331-415 (2014)
- "Effects of Invisibility: In Search of the 'Economic' in Transitional Justice." The International Journal of Transitional Justice 2(3): 266-291 (2008)