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Theresa Miller, Ph.D.

Theresa Miller is an anthropologist and serves as a Principal Researcher at the FrameWorks Institute.

Principal Researcher

Theresa L. Miller is a Principal Researcher at FrameWorks Institute. At FrameWorks, Theresa researches a variety of social scientific issues including history, the environment, food and farming, child wellbeing, and economic inequality, with a particular focus on social justice and equity. As an anthropologist, Theresa’s research focuses on human-environment relationships and issues of environmental justice and Indigenous traditional ecological knowledge. Her recent publications include her 2019 book, Plant Kin: A Multispecies Anthropology of Indigenous Brazil (University of Texas Press), which explores Indigenous biodiversity management and climate change adaptation among the Ramkokamekra-Canela of Northeast Brazil. She holds a DPhil (Ph.D.) in Anthropology and an MPhil in Social Anthropology from the University of Oxford, UK and a BA in International Studies and Spanish from American University. Prior to joining FrameWorks in 2019, Theresa held positions as an Environmental Social Scientist at the Field Museum in Chicago and a Peter Buck Postdoctoral Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. She is currently a graduate faculty member and Postdoctoral Associate in the University of Maryland-College Park Department of Anthropology.

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