Peer-reviewed articles


2021  Guhin, Jeffrey, Jessica Calarco and Cynthia Miller-Idriss. “Whatever Happened to Socialization?” Annual Review of Sociology. Contingently accepted. Preprint draft available here.

2019  Miller-Idriss, Cynthia, Jonathan Friedman and Jennifer Auerbach. “Horizon Gazing, Jumping, and Arms Wide: Marketing Imagery and the Meaning of Study Abroad in the USA.” Higher Education 78(6): 1091-1107.

2019  Miller-Idriss, Cynthia. “The Global Dimensions of Nationalist Populism.” The International Spectator, 54(2): 17-34.

2019  Nasser, Ilham, Cynthia Miller-Idriss and Ahmed Alwani. “Reconceptualizing Education Research and Reform in Muslim Societies.” Journal of Education in Muslim Societies. 1(1): 3-25.

2017  Miller-Idriss, Cynthia and Hilary Pilkington. “In Search of the Missing Link: Gender, Education and the Radical Right." Gender and Education 29(2): 133-146.


2017  Miller-Idriss, Cynthia. “Soldier, Sailor, Rebel, Rule-breaker: Masculinity and the Body in the German Far Right.”  Gender and Education 29(2): 199-215.

2015  Friedman, Jonathan and Cynthia Miller-Idriss.  “The International Infrastructure of Area Studies Centers: Lessons for Current Practice from a Prior Wave of Internationalization.”  Journal of Studies in International Education.  February 2015, 19: 86-104.

2012  Miller-Idriss, Cynthia and Seteney Shami. “Graduate Student Training and the Reluctant Internationalism of Social Science in the USA.”  Research in Comparative and International Education, 7(1): 50-60.

2012  Miller-Idriss, Cynthia and Bess Rothenberg. “Ambivalence, Pride, and Shame: Conceptualizations of German Nationhood.  Nations and Nationalism 18(1): 132-155.

2011  Miller-Idriss, Cynthia and Elizabeth Hanauer. “Exporting Higher Education: Offshore Campuses in the Middle East.”  Comparative Education, 47(2): 181-207.

2010  Miller-Idriss, Cynthia and Elizabeth Anderson Worden. “Internationalisation in US Higher Education: Studying the Middle East in the American University.”  Globalisation, Societies and Education, 8(3):393-409.

2008 Fox, Jon and Cynthia Miller-Idriss.  “Everyday Nationhood.”  Ethnicities, 8 (4): 536-562; and “The ‘Here and Now’ of Everyday Nationhood.” Ethnicities, 8(4): 573-576 [Response article to Anthony Smith’s debate reply (“The Limits of Everyday Nationhood.”) Ethnicities 8(4): 563-573.]

Book chapters


Accepted    Miller-Idriss, Cynthia. “Gender and Far-Right Politics in Trump’s America.” In: Triumph of Women: Populist and Extreme Right-Wing Politics and Anti-Feminism in Europe. Berlin: Friedrich Ebert Foundation.


2020      Miller-Idriss, Cynthia.  “How to Prevent Hate.” Forthcoming in Leidig, Eviane, ed. CARR Yearbook 2019/20. Ibidem/Columbia University Press.

2019     Graefe-Geusch, Annett and Cynthia Miller-Idriss. “Bekleidung aus Mittenwalde: Die Marke Thor Steinar.” Pp. 195-214 In: Botsch, Gideon, Jan Raabe and Christoph Schulze. Rechtsrock: Aufstieg und Wandel neonazistischer Jugendkultur am Beispiel Brandenburgs. Berlin: Be.bra wissenshaft verlag GmbH.

2020     Miller-Idriss Cynthia and Annett Graefe-Geusch. “Studying the Peripheries: Iconography and Embodiment in Far Right Youth Subculture.” In Ashe, Stephen, Joel Busher, Graham Macklin and Aaron Winter. Researching the far right: theory, method and practice. Routledge Studies in Fascism and the Far Right. Routledge.


2019     Miller-Idriss, Cynthia. “The Rise of Fascist Fashion: Clothing helps the far right sell their violent message.” Pp. 175-178 in Allchorn, William, ed. CARR Yearbook 2018. Ibidem/Columbia University Press.

2018    Miller-Idriss, Cynthia. "What makes a symbol far right? Co-opted and missed meanings in far right iconography." In: Maik Fielitz/Nick Thurston (Eds.), Post-Digital Cultures of the Far Right (123-136). Bielefeld: transcript Verlag.

2017    Streitwieser, Bernhard, Cynthia Miller-Idriss, and de Wit, Hans. “Higher Education’s Response to the European Refugee Crisis: Challenges, Strategies, and Opportunities.” Pp. 29-39 in de Wit, Hans, Jocelyne Gacel-Avila, Elspeth Jones and Nico Jooste (eds). 2017. The Globalisation of Internationalisation: Emerging Voices and Perspectives. Routledge.

2016    Worden, Elizabeth A. and Cynthia Miller-Idriss. “Beyond Multiculturalism: Conflict, Co-Existence, and Messy Identities”, in Alexander W. Wiseman (ed.) Annual Review of Comparative and International Education 2016 (International Perspectives on Education and Society, Volume 30) Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.289 - 311

2016     Miller-Idriss, Cynthia.  “Going Global: How U.S. K-16 Education is Shaped by the “Rest” of the World.”  Pp. 197-213 in:  Loss, Christopher P. and Patrick McGuinn. Convergence: U.S. Education Policy Fifty Years after the ESEA and the HEA of 1965.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

2016     Friedman, Jonathan and Cynthia Miller-Idriss.  “International Knowledge in the Global University:  The Case of Middle East Studies at NYU.”  Pp. 189-224 in:  Shami, Seteney and Cynthia Miller-Idriss (eds.) Middle East Studies for the New Millennium:  Infrastructures of Knowledge. New York: New York University Press.

2016     Shami, Seteney and Cynthia Miller-Idriss.  “Introduction: The Many Crises of Middle East Studies.”  Pp. 1-27 in:  Shami, Seteney and Cynthia Miller-Idriss (eds.) Middle East Studies for the New Millennium: Infrastructures of Knowledge. New York: New York University Press.

2014     Friedman, Jonathan and Cynthia Miller-Idriss. “Gateways and Guest-Homes: How Area Studies Centers Serve as Arbiters of Scholarly Mobility.”  Pp. 151-168 In Streitweiser, Bernhard, ed.  Internationalization of Higher Education and Global Mobility.  Symposium Books: Oxford Studies in Comparative Education.

2014    Miller-Idriss, Cynthia. “Marketing National Pride:  the Commercialization of Right-Wing Extremism in Germany.” Pp. 149-160 In Sullivan, Gavin, ed.  Collective Pride and Related Emotions: New Directions in Theory and Practice.  Routledge. 

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