Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Crime & Justice Studies

Larry M. Miller

Associate Professor
Ph.D. Brandeis University
Phone: 508-999-8404



Larry Miller went to Brandeis University where he earned a BA in Sociology and won a Danforth Fellowship. His first teaching job was at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in Los Angeles. He returned to Brandeis for his Ph.D. in Sociology. His dissertation was about the origins of class in society in ancient Sumer and Akkad.

Professor Miller co-authored Blueprint for Counter Education with Maurice Stein. He was a member of the editorial collectives of the New American Movement newspaper and the journal Socialist Revolution/Socialist Review. For eighteen years he was also an editor of a community newspaper, Somerville Community News. He has written about a wide range of areas including: major theorists and writers such as Marx, Gramsci, Althusser, Machiavelli, Reznick and Wolff, Ugug and Dudu, Sargon of Akkad, Gilgamesh and Gersonides; the theorization of classless societies; work; memory; post modernism; and the sociology of tourism.

Professor Miller has taught courses in Social Thought, Anthropological Theory, Sociology of Art, The Maya, Social Evolution, The Conquest of Mexico, and Jews and Judaisms. He is currently affiliated with the Program on Religious Studies and the Judaic Studies minor.