Graduate Student Directory

Piper Milton
  • Title
    • PhD Student
    • Teaching Assistant
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • History Department
  • Affiliations History of Art/Visual Culture
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, Room 115
  • Office Hours Thursdays, 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
  • Mail Stop History Department

Research Interests

-Women in the early modern period in Europe and the Americas

-Religious practices in the Spanish Empire

-Race, ethnicity, and diaspora in colonial Mexico 


Biography, Education and Training


-M.A., Art History, University of California, Davis, 2015

-B.A., Art History (with Honors), University of Washington, 2012 


UCSC Teaching Assistant Experience:

-HIS 9: Introduction to Native American History

-HIS 11A: Colonial Latin America

-HIS 70A: European History, 1500-1815

-HIS 151B: Drugs in World History


UC Davis Teaching Assistant Experience:

-AHI 001B: Medieval and Renaissance Art

-AHI 001C: Baroque to Modern Art

-RST 001E: Fundamentalism

-RST 001G: Myth, Ritual, Symbol

-RST 040: New Testament 


Instructor of Record:

-AHI 130: Landscape, Nature, and Art (UC Davis)

-AHI 183A: Art in the Age of Revolution (UC Davis)

-INTD 123: History of Western Architecture (California State University, Sacramento) 

Honors, Awards and Grants

-Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (Nahuatl), U.S. Department of Education, 2019

-The Humanities Institute Summer Research Fellowship, UC Santa Cruz, 2019

-Regents Fellowship, UC Santa Cruz, 2018-2019

-Art History First-Year Fellowship, UC Davis, 2013-2014

-Honors in Art History, University of Washington, 2012


Teaching Interests

-Early modern world history

-History of Christianity

-Religion and spirituality in the Americas

-Colonialism and post-colonialism

-Gender and race in the early modern period