Zinaida Miller (@ZinaidaMiller) holds a joint appointment in the Northeastern University School of Law and the International Affairs Program of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. She has written extensively on transitional justice and human rights, focusing on inequality and structural violence.
Miller’s scholarship has been widely published in journals and books including the International Journal of Transitional Justice, Transnational Legal Theory, Cornell International Law Journal, and Temple International and Comparative Law Journal. She is co-editor of Anti-Impunity and the Human Rights Agenda (Cambridge University Press, 2016), which explores the emphasis on punishment and prosecution in the human rights movement, particularly in states emerging from conflict. Her current research, including “Temporal Governance: The Times of Transitional Justice” (International Criminal Law Review, 2021), investigates the relationships among temporality, rights, and justice. “The Injustices of Time: Rights, Redistribution, Race and Responsibility”(Columbia Human Rights Law Review, 2021) analyzed the uses of the past in legal and political struggles over racial and economic inequalities in the US, Canada, South Africa and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
Prior to joining Northeastern, Miller was Associate Professor of International Law and Human Rights at Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations, where she taught courses in public international law, international criminal law, race and international law, and human rights. She previously held a post-doctoral fellowship in global governance, funded by the Erin Jellel Collins Arsenault Trust, at McGill University’s Institute for the Study of International Development.
Miller was co-chair of the American Society of International Law’s Transitional Justice and Rule of Law Interest Group from 2017 to 2020. She currently serves on the Advisory Council of Harvard Law School’s Institute for Global Law & Policy, where earlier she was a senior fellow. Miller received her AB from Brown University, JD from Harvard Law School and her MALD and PhD from The Fletcher School at Tufts University.