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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Miles Awarded 2011 MacArthur "Genius Grant"

TIYA MILES, PhD '00, was named a recipient of the 2011 MacArthur Fellows "Genius grant" by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. In naming Miles a fellow, the foundation recognizes her work as a "public historian who explores the complex interrelationships between African and Cherokee people living and working in colonial America." Miles is a professor of history at the University of Michigan. The Department of American Studies warmly congratulates Tiya on this much deserved distinction. For the complete story and a web clip please click here.