Tiya Alicia Miles
Tiya Alicia Miles is an American historian. She is a professor at the University of Michigan in the Program in American Culture, Center for Afro-American and African Studies, Department of History, and Native American Studies Program. Her research includes African American and Native American interrelated and comparative histories (especially 19th century); Black, Native, and U.S. women's histories; and African American and Native American women's literature. She has been a MacArthur Fellow.
Miles was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She graduated from Harvard University with an A.B. in 1992, from Emory University with an M.A. in 1995, and from the University of Minnesota with a Ph.D. in 2000. She was an assistant professor at the University of California, Berkeley from 2000 to 2002. She was a School for Advanced Research Resident Scholar from 2007 to 2008.
- Ties That Bind: The Story of an Afro-Cherokee Family in Slavery and Freedom. University of California Press. 2005. ISBN 978-0-520-24132-9.
- Tiya Alicia Miles, Sharon P. Holland (ed.). Crossing Waters, Crossing Worlds: The African Diaspora in Indian Country. Duke University Press. ISBN 978-0-8223-3865-9.
- The House on Diamond Hill: A Cherokee Plantation Story. University of North Carolina Press. 2010. ISBN 978-0-8078-3418-3.
- "Why the Freedmen Fight". The New York Times. September 15, 2011.
- 2007 Hiett Prize,
- 2006 Frederick Jackson Turner Award
- 2006 Lora Romero Distinguished First Book Award