Joshua Miller grew up in Chicago, attended the University of California, Santa Cruz (B.A), and Princeton University (M.A., Ph.D.). He is the author of The Rise and Fall of Democracy in Early America, 1630-1789 (Penn State Press, 1991) and Democratic Temperament: the Legacy of William James (University of Kansas Press, 1997). His most recent article is “Conservative Democracy in [Sheldon Wolin’s] Politics and Vision,” Theory and Event ( 2007). He has long labored on a manuscript concerning “The Politics of Fashion” and teaches a class on that topic. Articles from the manuscript have appeared in Fashion Theory and Polity. He is teaching a senior seminar on Politics and Literature.