Hillary Miller is a writer and teacher from Flatbush, Brooklyn. She is assistant professor of English at Queens College, CUNY.


Her book,  Drop Dead: Performance in Crisis, 1970s New Yorkwas published in 2016 by Northwestern University Press (winner, 2017 John W. Frick Book Award from the American Theatre and Drama Society; winner, 2017 Barnard Hewitt Award for Outstanding Research in Theatre History, from the American Society for Theatre Research).

Her essays and reviews have appeared in publications including Theatre JournalPerformance Research, The Radical History ReviewTheatre SurveyPAJ, and The Brooklyn Rail. She received the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Theatre History Focus Group Debut Award and a doctoral research grant for her project Lewis Mumford’s Dramatic Writing (Graduate Center, CUNY). Other fellowships and awards while at the Graduate Center include a Digital Fellowship (2012-2013), a GC New Media Lab grant for Geographies of Performance in New York City, and a Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Fellowship (Baruch College). 

She has taught writing, theatre, and oral communications at numerous universities, including Baruch College (CUNY), Stanford University, and California State University, Northridge. Previously the Assistant Director for the Summer Writers Lab at Long Island University, Brooklyn, she worked in literary development at Vox3 Films (Steven Shainberg), Young Playwrights, Inc., and Boynton Films. 

Her playwriting has been produced in venues in New York including the Cherry Lane Theatre, Dixon Place, Manhattan Theatre Source, and HERE Arts Center, in addition to three international Fringe festivals (New York, Edinburgh, Washington D.C.). Her plays have been named as semi-finalists for the O’Neill Playwrights Conference (The Hovering and Jimmy Carter’s Table), the Leah Ryan Fund for Emerging Women Writers (Sylvie Ann), and the Reverie Productions Next Generation Playwriting Competition (The Hovering). 

Contact: hillary [dot] miller [at] qc.cuny.edu