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Matthew Thomas Miller

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Assistant Professor of Persian Literature & Digital Humanities, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Director and Principal Investigator of PersDig@UMD, Roshan Institute for Persian Studies
Assistant Professor, Persian Literature & Digital Humanities, Persian

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Matthew Thomas Miller, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Persian Literature and Digital Humanities at Roshan Institute for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park and an affiliate of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities. He also serves as the Director of the Roshan Initiative in Persian Digital Humanities (PersDig@UMD) and as the co-PI for the multi-institutional Open Islamicate Texts Initiative (OpenITI) and the Persian Manuscript Initiative (PMI). He has received generous funding for these projects from The Andrew W. Mellon FoundationThe National Endowment for the Humanities and The Islamic Manuscript Association. His research focuses on medieval Sufi literature; the history of sexuality, the body, sense, and affect; and digital humanities. He currently is working on a book project, entitled "Affected by God: Embodied Poetics and Somatic Epistemology in Medieval Persian Sufi Literature," and a number of articles on computational or “distant reading” approaches to Persian literature and carnivalesque Sufi poetry. For more details, please see his website.