Dr. Stephanie Miller
Ph.D. Art History
Stephanie Miller's dissertation, Andrea della Robbia's La Verna Altarpieces: Context and Interpretation, explored the monumental enameled terra cotta altarpieces by this Renaissance Florentine sculptor at the Franciscan monastery La Verna. Miller's research has been supported by a Getty Research Institute Library Research Grant, and her work is included in The Anthology of Chapels (WAPACC/Text and Studies Series).
Miller's interest in della Robbia and enameled terra cotta led her to pursue how this material was used in the domestic environment, namely in small-scale statuettes and portraits of boys and young women. She is currently co-editing a book on the early modern home, A Convenient and Suitable Place: New Perspectives on the Early Modern Italian Domestic Interior and working on the material culture of children and childhood in fifteenth century Florence.
Prior to arriving at CCU, Miller taught at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Maryville University in St Louis, and she interned and worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., experiences that continue to shape her research and teaching.