Faculty and Staff


Brandon G. Miller

Adjunct Lecturer
Russian History

Dallas Hall Room 58-A

Educational Background

Ph.D., History – Michigan State University (2013)
B.A., History; B.S., Journalism – Appalachian State University (2006)


Work in Progress

Brandon Gray Miller is currently at work on a book manuscript tentatively entitled, “Between Creation and Crisis: Soviet Masculinities, Consumption, and Bodies after Stalin.” This project investigates the relationship between material consumption and understandings of Soviet masculinity in the 1950s and 1960s and argues that the state’s consumptive policies acted as a means of renovating and modernizing Soviet men and their practices.  Receipt of the Milton Muelder Graduate Fellowship facilitated eight months of archival research in Moscow during the 2010-11 academic year.

Prior to arriving at SMU, he taught various undergraduate courses in modern Russian history and historical methodology at Michigan State University.  There he also served as an online instructor and recitation leader for courses on gender/sexuality, early modern Europe, world history, modern U.S. history, American global engagement, and U.S. military history.


  • “The New Soviet Narkoman: In Search of a History of Drugs after Stalin,” Transnational
  • Subjects 3, no. 1 [forthcoming].
  • Review of Susan Grant, Physical Culture and Sport in Soviet Society: Propaganda, Acculturation, and Transformation in the 1920s and 1930s (New York and London: Routledge, 2013) in Slovo [forthcoming].
  • Review of Donald J. Raleigh, Soviet Baby Boomers: An Oral History of Russia’s Cold War Generation (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2012) in Past Tense: Graduate Review of History 1, no. 1 (2012): 141-143.
  • Review of Maya Eichler, Militarizing Men: Gender, Conscription, and War in Post-Soviet Russia (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2012) in Slovo 24, no. 2 (Autumn 2012): 138-139.

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