Rhiannon N. Miller

Rhiannon Miller, Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology

Assistant Professor, Sociology
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

What are your thoughts on teaching?
My teaching is motivated by a deep desire to make sociology and quantitative methods more accessible to students. For example, connecting structural inequities to seemingly disparate topics is essential to prepare students for their post-graduate lives. Quantitative data literacy is increasingly necessary across disciplines and professions. I transitioned to quantitative research several years after receiving a liberal arts degree—one that did not include any math or statistics. I vividly remember the intimidation I felt in my early days as a data analyst. As a professor, I try to demonstrate that quantitative methods are accessible to all who seek to learn them.

Tell us about your field of expertise.
Inequality, gender, family, quantitative methods, data analysis, computational social science

What hobbies/interests do you enjoy outside of academia?
Ballet, travel, hiking, and backpacking