Tiya Miles
Published April 5, 2014
Updated April 18, 2021

Tiya Miles is a professor of history at Harvard University and Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and a 2011 MacArthur Fellow. She is a historian and creative writer whose work explores the intersections of African American, Native American and women’s histories. Her interests also include articulating and enlivening African American environmental consciousness.

Her latest book, All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake, is out in June 2021. She is author of five others, including The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits (2017) and Ties That Bind: The Story of an Afro-Cherokee Family in Slavery and Freedom (second edition, 2015).

Expertise: American history, Native American issues, African American studies, interrelationship between Native Americans and African Americans, women’s issues, abolition, slavery, “Black Indian” identities

Location: Cambridge, Mass.

Email: tiyamiles@fas.harvard.edu

Twitter: @TiyaMilesTAM

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