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History professor Shawn Miller to present BYU devotional Aug. 3

Shawn Miller, a professor in the BYU Department of History, will be the devotional speaker Tuesday, Aug. 3, at 11:05 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall at Brigham Young University.

The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels and online at byub.org. Rebroadcast and archive information will be available at byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu.

Miller joined the BYU History Department in 1997 after completing his Ph.D. at Columbia University. He specializes in the colonial and environmental history of Brazil and Latin America. He served as department chair from 2007-2010, and his scholarship and teaching were honored in 2006 with the BYU Class of '49 Young Faculty Award.

His many publications include "An Environmental History of Latin America" (Cambridge University Press, 2007), which won the 2008 Melville Book Prize for Environmental History.

His current research looks at the meanings and uses of the urban street in Rio de Janeiro, and at the local response to its transformation from open public space to automobile corridor.

For more information, contact Shawn Miller at (801) 422-3425, shawn_miller@byu.edu.

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