John Miller

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John Miller


B.A., UNC-Chapel Hill, Religious Studies, 2009
J.D., UNC School of Law, 2014

Research Interests

  • Qur’anic Hermeneutics
  • Liberal Islamic Thought
  • Rationalism in Islam
  • Classical and Contemporary Shi`i Thought
  • Philosophy of Law

Professional Biography

Prior to graduate school, I received my bachelor’s in religious studies and juris doctor from UNC.  In law school, I centered my coursework on discourses within legal philosophy and textual interpretation.  I subsequently had the opportunity to serve as a visiting lecturer in the law faculty at Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen in Germany, teaching in the area of American criminal legal theory and history.  I then taught for two years at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, in the Department of Philosophy and Political Science.

In my current studies, I aim to develop upon themes from those experiences and interests arising from my undergraduate work, particularly in the realms of liberal Islamic thought, Qur’anic hermeneutics, and contemporary Iranian philosophy of religion.