Dr. Rasul Miller

Dr. Rasul Miller's work explores the histories of Black Muslim communities in the Atlantic world, Black radicalism and its impact on social and cultural movements in the twentieth century U.S., Black internationalism, and West African intellectual history. Dr. Miller's current book project, Black World Revelation: Islam, Race and Radical Internationalism in New York City from 1930 - 1990, examines the Black internationalist origins of early twentieth-century Black orthodox Muslim congregations in and around New York City, and the cultural and political orientations that characterized subsequent communities of Black Muslims in the U.S. who built robust, transnational networks as they actively engaged traditions and communities of Muslims on the African continent.

Dr. Miller has also studied some of the traditional Islamic sciences — primarily fiqh (Islamic sacred law) — with teachers in the US and Senegal. He received his PhD in History and Africana Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and his BA in Economics and African & African American Studies from Duke University.