Stephanie R. Miller
Professor, Department Chair
Stephanie R. Miller is professor of art history and chair of the Department of Visual Arts at Coastal Carolina University. She received her Ph.D. from Indiana University. Her research interests include the tin-glazed terra cotta sculpture of Andrea della Robbia and the material culture of women and children in early modern Italy. Her publications on Andrea della Robbia include a chapter on Andrea’s Crucifixion altarpiece at La Verna in The Anthology on Chapels (WAPACC/Text and Studies Series, 2010), “A material distinction: fifteenth-century tin-glazed terracotta portraits in Italy” (Sculpture Journal, 2013), and “The Incarnation of the Word: Andrea della Robbia’s Annunciation and Adoration Altarpieces at La Verna” (Religions, 2021). She has also published various entries in the Encyclopedia of Sculpture (Fitzroy Dearborn, 2004) and the Routledge Encyclopedia of the Renaissance World (2022), an article on Titian's seated portraits of King Philip II of Spain (Visual Resources, 2012), and a chapter on representations of disability and poverty in the Brancacci Chapel (Disability and Art History, Routledge, 2022). Her co-edited volume, The Early Modern Domestic Italian Interior (Ashgate, 2013) includes her research on the material culture of children, "Parenting in the palazzo: Images and artifacts of children in the Italian Renaissance home." She co-edited A Cultural History of Furniture in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, which includes her chapter on furniture in the domestic setting (Bloomsbury Publishing 2022). She is currently co-editing a volume on the cultural history of interiors in the Renaissance (Bloomsbury Publishing).
Miller has museum and collections experience having worked at and having had graduate fellowships at the Art Bank Program (US Department of State), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the National Gallery of Art.
Art History survey courses, Italian Renaissance Art, Medieval Art, and Seventeenth-Century European Art
Art and material culture of early modern Italy; domestic material culture of early modern Italy; art and business of the della Robbia family; early modern art and urbanism