Matthew Thomas Miller
Associate Director, Roshan Initiative in Persian Digital Humanities (PersDig@UMD); Assistant Professor

Matthew Thomas Miller is a Roshan Institute Research Fellow and the Associate Director of theRoshan Initiative in Persian Digital Humanities (PersDig@UMD) at the University of Maryland (College Park). He also serves as the co-PI for the multi-institutional Islamicate Texts Initiative (ITI) and the Persianate Manuscripts Initiative (PMI). Previously he was a dissertation fellow at Washington University in St. Louis (2013-2014), Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute Fellow (2012-2013), and Mellon Sawyer Graduate Fellow (2011-2012). He currently is working on a book project, entitled "The Poetics Sufi Carnival: The 'Rogue Lyrics' (Qalandariyât) of Sanâ'i, 'Attâr, and 'Erâqi," and a number of articles on the topics of: (1) sexuality and embodiment in the medieval Persian world, and (2) computational ("distant reading") approaches to Persian literature. See his website for more details.

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