Faculty and Staff


Brandon G. Miller

Assistant Director, University Honors Program
Assistant Director, Dedman College Scholars Program
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Clements Department of History

309A Clements Hall

Educational Background

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

Research Interests

Social and cultural history of the Soviet Union and contemporary Russia, with a focus on everyday life, material consumption, and gender



“The New Soviet Narkoman: Drugs and Youth in Post-Stalinist Russia,” REGION: Regional Studies of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia 4, no. 1 (2015): 45-69.

Review of Gabor T. Rittersporn, Anguish, Anger, and Folkways in Soviet Russia (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014) in History: Reviews of New Books 44, no. 3 (2016): 113-114.

Review of Douglas M. Bowden, American Letters from Khrushchev’s Russia: Surprising Impressions of Life behind the Iron Curtain, 1961-1962 (Charleston, SC: CreateSpace, 2013) in Ab Imperio 4/2013: 304-306.

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 25, no. 2 (Autumn 2013): 41-43.

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.