Donald E. Miller is the Leonard K. Firestone Professor of Religion at the University of Southern California and co-founder and director of strategic initiatives of the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at USC.
He is the author, co-author, or editor of 11 books, most recently, Becoming Human Again: An Oral History of the Rwandan Genocide Against the Tutsi (University of California Press, 2020). His other books include Spirit and Power: The Growth and Global Impact of Pentecostalism, ed. with Richard Flory & Kimon Sargeant (Oxford University Press, 2013); Finding Faith: The Spiritual Quest of the Post-Boomer Generation, with Richard Flory (Rutgers University Press, 2008); Global Pentecostalism: The New Face of Christian Social Engagement, with Tetsunao Yamamori (University of California Press, 2007); Armenia: Portraits of Survival and Hope, with Lorna Touryan Miller (University of California Press, 2003); GenX Religion, ed. with Richard Flory, (Routledge, 2000); Reinventing American Protestantism (University of California Press, 1997); Survivors: An Oral History of the Armenian Genocide, with Lorna Touryan Miller (University of California Press, 1993); Homeless Families: The Struggle for Dignity, with Barry Jay Seltser (University of Illinois Press, 1993); Writing and Research in Religious Studies, with Barry Jay Seltser (Prentice Hall, 1992), and The Case for Liberal Christianity (Harper & Row, 1981).
Professor Miller is a sociologist of religion with an interest in global religious trends, new patterns of religious practice, and innovative organizational responses to cultural change. He has received major grants from the John Templeton Foundation, Hilton Foundation, Pew Charitable Trusts, the Lilly Endowment, Inc., The James Irvine Foundation, the John Randolph and Dora Haynes Foundation, the California Endowment, California Council for the Humanities, the Tides Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and Fieldstead & Company.