Austin Joseph Miller

Austin Miller

Ph.D. Program



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Educational Background

MA History, University of New Mexico, 2018
BA Honors Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts & History, University of New Mexico, 2015



Austin Miller is a PhD Candidate, a University PhD Fellow, and a Luis Martín Graduate Fellow. He studies the American West, Southwest Borderlands, and Environmental History. Before arriving at SMU, Austin earned his BA in Honors Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts & History from the University of New Mexico in 2015. After spending a year teaching and coaching in his hometown of Carlsbad, NM, he returned to UNM, where he completed his MA in the history of the American West in 2018. He is currently at work on his dissertation, "Salt and Sand: Energy and the Environment of the Pecos Valley," which traces the multifaceted roles of energy extraction and production in the development of eastern New Mexico and West Texas.

Areas of Study:
American West
Native America