Curriculum Vitæ 

Zea Miller
Tampa, Florida
Contact
zmiller@ut.edu
EDUCATION
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana
Ph.D.
2017. English.
Primary Area: Theory and Cultural Studies.
Secondary Areas: Semantics and Semiotics.

Dissertation
"Becoming Science Fiction: The Purport of an Evolving Genre."
University of Michigan-Flint
Flint, Michigan
M.A.
2011. English Language and Literature.

B.A.
2006. French and International Studies.
American University of Paris
Paris, France
Studies Abroad
2004. International Relations.
2002. French.
SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES
Publications 2016. "The Free Slave Paradox." Semiotica (210): 57–74.

2015. "The Veneration of Violation in Sherlock." In Gender and the Modern Sherlock Holmes, edited by Nadine Farghaly, 208–222. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

2013. "Decriminalising the Lawless Moor." In Monstrous Spaces: The Other Frontier, edited by Niculae Gheran and Ken Monteith, 11–19. Witney, England: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
Presentations 2016. "Recognizing Science Fiction: Towards a Cognitive Model." Münster, Germany: The Fantastic Now.

2016. "Being and Becoming Science Fiction: Tracing the Past and Freeing its Future." Rome, Italy: Deleuze Studies Conference.

2016. "Destructive Minds: The Neuroethics of Arthur C. Clarke." Hartford, Connecticut: NEMLA.

2015. "Assembling Science Fiction: Pregeneric Book without Chapters." Portland, Oregon: PAMLA.

2014. "Messages to the Stars: The Semiotic Rhetoric of Humanity." Penryn, England: Cosmographies.

2014. "Unobserved Space: George's Disencharactered Subjectivity in Clotel." Houston, Texas: In the Interstices; Liminal Spaces, Liminal Selves.

2013. "Structural Desire in a Limited World: Revealing the Marionette Strings of Detectives." Liberec, Czech Republic: Crime and Detection in the Age of Electronic Reproduction.

2012. "Decriminalising the Lawless Moor." Oxford, England: Monstrous Geographies.
APPOINTMENTS & COURSES TAUGHT
University of Tampa
Tampa, Florida
Visiting Assistant Professor
2019 – 2020 Academic Year. English and Writing Department.
Writing and Inquiry. 1 Course.
Writing and Research. 3 Courses.

Adjunct Instructor
2017 – 2018 Academic Year. English and Writing Department.
Writing and Inquiry. 2 Courses.
Writing and Research. 2 Courses.
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida
Visiting Instructor
2018 – 2019 Academic Year. English Department.
Composition I. 4 Courses.
Composition II. 5 Courses.
Professional Writing. 1 Course.
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana
Teaching Assistant
2012 – 2017. English Department.
Introduction to Composition. 10 Courses.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Center for Cognition and
Neuroethics

University of Michigan-Flint
Flint, Michigan
Project Manager
2011 – Present

Production Editor
2011 – Present
Journal of Cognition and Neuroethics
Compos Mentis: Undergraduate Journal of Cognition and Neuroethics

Conference Organizer & Special Issue Editor
2015. Special Issue on Cognition and Neuroethics in Science Fiction. Journal of Cognition and Neuroethics 3 (3).
GRANTS & AWARDS
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana
English Department Excellence in Teaching Award
Fall 2016.

Purdue Research Foundation Grant
Summer 2016. $3,200.

College of Liberal Arts Promise Grant
Summer 2016. $1,100.

Quintilian Award for Excellence in Teaching
Fall 2014.

Quintilian Award for Excellence in Teaching
Spring 2014.

Dean's Award
Spring 2013. ICaP Writing Showcase: First Place, Instructor.

Quintilian Award for Excellence in Teaching
Fall 2012.
REFERENCES
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana
Arkady Plotnitsky
Distinguished Professor of English

Victor Raskin
Distinguished Professor of English

Jennifer Bay
Associate Professor of English

Myrdene Anderson
Associate Professor of Anthropology
University of Michigan-Flint
Flint, Michigan
Jami L. Anderson
Professor of Philosophy