Sylvia Miller
Program Coord, Senior

Sylvia Miller is Senior Program Manager, Scholarly Publishing and Special Projects at the Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI).  

Drawing on her decades of experience in scholarly publishing in New York and her experience writing and managing large collaborative grants at UNC and Duke, Sylvia consults with faculty and students on their publishing  and grant plans and proposals.  She also manages the Book Manuscript Workshops; spearheads Publishing Humanities Initiative events; and liaises with the Library, Duke University Press, and other campus units and programs on publishing-related issues and collaborations.

In the Special Projects category, Sylvia also serves as liaison for the Carlyle Letters Online between Duke University Press and the Center for Digital Humanities at the University of South Carolina, where the project is being redeveloped, and she is Publications Manager for the Mellon-funded Humanities Futures publishing platform, which includes 70 "think pieces" by leading humanities scholars from around the world.

Sylvia has a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.A. from Columbia University, both in Comparative Literature.

Current Research Interests

Sylvia advocates for scholarly publishing to be redefined to include all forms of work that scholars are creating today.  She encourages collaboration and the integration of multiple modes of a research project, from analog to digital, to reach multiple audiences more efficiently and effectively.

She is very interested in the changing roles of libraries and university presses in the scholarly-communications ecosystem.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

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