Middle East Studies
Claire Davidson Miller Class of 2021

Student Spotlight: Claire Davidson Miller '21

Claire Davidson Miller ’21 is a double concentrator in Middle East Studies and Judaic Studies from Washington, DC. At Brown, she primarily focuses on the study of Israel-Palestine, particularly the ways in which pedagogy and politics interact in the socialization of Israeli youth and have contributed to the current situation. Her capstone, taking the form of a series of letters to her Poland-born, Mandate-Palestine– and Israel-raised grandmother, represents a multifaceted, interdisciplinary effort to grapple with this complex family history. After graduation, Claire will move back to DC, where she will be working in communications and development for Americans for Peace Now, the American branch of an Israeli nonprofit striving to curb settlement development and increase Palestinian autonomy in the West Bank. Claire was awarded the Celia and Carl Michaelson Prize for Excellence in Judaic Studies, the Award for Excellence in the Study of Hebrew from Judaic Studies, and the Levi Adams Citation from the Chaplain's Office.