Zinaida Miller will join the School of Diplomacy this fall, where she
will teach Public International Law, Human Rights Law and Policy, and
International Human Rights.
Miller is well-versed in the field of international law. She
received her Ph.D. and Master’s degree from the Fletcher School at Tufts
University, and her J.D. from Harvard Law School. Miller has served as a
Post-Doctoral Fellow in Global Governance for the Institute for the
Study of International Development at McGill University, a Senior and
Doctoral Fellow for the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard
Law, and a Visiting Fellow in International Studies at the Watson
Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University.
“We are very happy that Dr. Miller has decided to join our faculty
next fall,” said Dr. Benjamin Goldfrank, Department Chair. “She has an
excellent publication record, great teaching experience, and extensive
work experience on human rights issues, including stints in Israel, the
West Bank, and South Africa.”
Miller’s research has focused on themes of post-conflict
reconstruction, transitional justice, human rights, and the
Palestinian/Israeli conflict, among others. Articles she has published
include “Perils of Parity: Palestine’s Permanent Transition,” (Cornell
International Law Journal, 2014); “Effects of Invisibility: In Search of
the ‘Economic’ in Transitional Justice,” (The International Journal of
Transitional Justice, 2008); and “Settling with History: A Hybrid
Commission of Inquiry for Israel/Palestine,” (Harvard Human Rights
Journal, 2007). A forthcoming collection, Anti-Impunity and the Human
Rights Agenda (Cambridge University Press), co-edited with Karen Engle
and Dennis Davis, explores the increasing influence of criminal law and
punishment on human rights and transitional justice.
Miller gained teaching experience through her work as an Adjunct Professor of Public International Law at the New England School of Law, and as a Visiting Instructor and Consultant for the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School. Miller has also worked with the Association for Civil Rights in Jerusalem, the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in Cape Town, and Human Rights Watch in New York.