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
    • Remote work location, Email me for a Zoom link
  • Office Hours Wednesday, 11:00 AM-12:00 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 2B: The World Since 1500

-HIS 9: Introduction to Native American History

-HIS 11A: Colonial Latin America 

-HIS 70A: Modern European History, 1500-1815 

-HIS 70B: Modern European History, 1815-Present

-HIS 134A: Colonial Mexico

-HIS 151B: Drugs in World History


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 (CSU Sacramento)


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 

Honors, Awards and Grants

-Tinker Foundation Field Research Grant, Research Center for the Americas, UC Santa Cruz, 2020

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

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

-Regents Fellowship, UC Santa Cruz, 2018-2019

-First-Year Fellowship, Department of Art History, 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