Profile: Hyacinth Miller

Instructor

Faculty
Department of African American and African Studies, Department of Political Science

Hyacinth Miller is a Teaching Instructor in the Rutgers University - Newark Faculty of Arts and Sciences African American and African Studies and Political Science Departments. She has also worked as a Lecturer in the Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies Rutgers University - New Brunswick. Her research focuses on Caribbean immigrants in the Diaspora, immigrant women and women of color in elected leadership, immigrant political incorporation and comparative politics.  Hyacinth has conducted original research and presented conference papers on the subject of West Indians in the US, West Indians in elected office in New Jersey, Haitian Americans in the United States and on multiple citizenship policies in the Caribbean.

Prior to working for Rutgers University, Hyacinth spent more than 10 years working as a government affairs analyst and lobbyist and staffer to elected officials on the city and federal levels. She has also served as a criminal justice program associate and fundraising professional.

  • Courses Taught

    Introduction to Comparative Politics
    Introduction to African American and African Studies, I & II
    Introduction to Caribbean Studies

    Caribbean Politics
    Caribbean People in the U.S. and the Diaspora
    Government and Politics of Africa

  • Education

    B.A. Political Science and Africana Studies, Brooklyn College, CUNY
    M.A.  Political Science, Rutgers University
    Ph.D. Global Urban Studies (in progress), Rutgers University