PATRICK B. MILLER is the co-author of The Unlevel Playing Field: A Documentary History of the African American Experience in Sport (University of Illinois Press, 2003) and the editor of Sport and the Color Line: Black Athletes and Race Relations in Twentieth-Century America (Routledge, 2004), as well as The Sporting World of the Modern South (University of Illinois Press, 2004). He is presently completing The Playing Fields of American Culture: Athletics and Higher Education, 1850-1945 (Oxford University Press). His articles/essays on cultural history and race relations have appeared in the Journal of Sport History, History of Education Quarterly, OLYMPIKA and American Studies, among other journals.
Miller has served as scholar-in-residence at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and held fellowships from the Spencer Foundation (National Academy of Education) and the Smithsonian Institution. During the 1998-99 academic year he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Germany (University of Münster). In 2003 he was a Fulbright Scholar based at the University of Bayreuth. Since then he has delivered lectures and participated in workshops in France, Spain, Poland, Israel, and Tunisia.
Currently, Miller is co-editor of the book series, “The African American Intellectual Heritage,” published by University of Notre Dame Press and consultant on one of the inaugural exhibits of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, scheduled to open in 2015. At NEIU he has served as graduate coordinator and chair of the History department. He teaches courses on African American history and race relations.