Christopher A. Miller (MA, University of Arizona; MM, Northern Illinois University; BA, University of North Carolina School of the Arts) is an independent archivist, digital collections manager, non-Roman cataloger, and information consultant living in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia. He has been traveling and conducting research in Southeast Asia for the past 19 years, with extended living periods in both Indonesia and Burma/Myanmar. Christopher has previously worked as Southeast Asian Studies Bibliographer for Arizona State University Libraries; Curator of e-kiNETx and Cross-Cultural Dance Resources in Arizona State University's School of Dance; Curator of Audiovisual Collections for the Musical Instrument Museum; and University Archivist at Radford University. His graduate work in ethnomusicology in Indonesia (Java) and Myanmar (Yangon and Taunggyi) later expanded into an interest in the role of libraries, archives, and museums in the representation of culture and the performing arts, especially among minority populations. Christopher's audiovisual and document digitization projects have been funded by the U.S. State Department Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation (early Burmese recordings); the British Library Endangered Archives Programme (Pa'O manuscript archive and the same early Burmese recordings); the National Science Foundation (Tai linguistics sound archives of William Gedney with Prof. Thomas J. Hudak); and the Center for Burma Studies (music field recordings of Muriel Williamson).
Contact: cm.pustakawan [at] gmail [dot] com