Mara Miller (Ph.D., Yale University; M.A., University of Michigan; B.A. Cornell, University) teaches pre-modern Japanese literature at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and is an associate professor of Liberal Arts at Hawaii Tokai International College.
Current articles 2014-16 are in Philosophy and Literature, The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Oxford’s The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Oxford Handbooks of World Philosophy and of Japanese Philosophy.
Author of The Garden as an Art (State University of New York Press), she is finishing Terrible Knowledge (philosophical reflections on teaching and thinking about the atomic bombings) and The Philosopher’s Garden.
She publishes, lectures, and gives workshops internationally on arts /aesthetics; selfhood; and feminist, East Asian, and environmental philosophy—at the college/graduate school level and also K-12.
Miller’s paintings, in collections in fifteen cities, have been exhibited in New York City, Honolulu, and Philadelphia.