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Aweys Mwaliya Interview

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Brian JK Miller is the co-director of the Allegheny College Public Humanities Program and is an Assistant Professor in the History Department where he teaches classes on the interconnected histories of Europe and the Middle East. Miller’s teaching and research utilizes oral history to investigate and nuance socio-cultural changes within the nineteenth and twentieth-century world. Miller’s 2015 dissertation, Reshaping the Turkish Nation-State: The Turkish-German Guest Worker Program and Planned Development 1959-1985, utilizes oral history interviews that Miller conducted with returned Turkish migrants during a 2012-13 research trip to Turkey. Miller is currently developing a digital humanities project entitled that is dedicated to amplifying the voices of migrants so that they may narrate their own experiences.

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