Dr. Millward is presently working on a book titled, Charity’s Folk: Enslaved Women, Families, and Freedom in pre Civil War Maryland (Race in the Atlantic World series, Athens: University of Georgia Press); as well as a second project titled, Moving Freedom: Citizenship, Migration, and Resettlement in the Afro-Atlantic, 1775-1865. Her research has been supported by the American Association of University Women; the Daughters of the Colonial Wars; the David Library of the American Revolution; the Maryland Historical Society; as well as the Organization of American Historians.
Dr. Millward is a founding member of the UCI Ghana Project, is an educational and cultural exchange program between faculty, students, and staff at the University of California Irvine and the University of Ghana, Legon. For three weeks during summer 2010, UCI collaborated with the Kwame Nkrumah Institute for African Studies, the Ghana Dance Ensemble, and the Department of Dance at the University of Ghana, Legon. The project’s theme for 2010-2011 is “Collaborative Conversations on the Continent: Exploring the cultural axis between Africa and America.”
Dr. Millward holds affiliate status with the following programs at UCI: African American Studies, the Culture and Theory Program, the Department of Women’s Studies as well as the Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies. She is a Research Associate at the Center for Comparative Immigration at UC San Diego as well as a member of the Organization of American Historian’s Committee on the Status of African American, Latino/a, Asian American, and Native American (ALANA) Historians and ALANA Histories
“‘That All Her Increase Shall be Free:’ Enslaved Women's Bodies and the Maryland
1809 Law of Manumission,” Women’s History Review, Vol. 21 No. 3 (July 2012): 363-378.
» “‘The Relics of Slavery’: Inter-racial Sex and Manumission in the American South,” Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies Vol 31. 3: 22-30. 2010
“Teaching African American History in the Age of Obama,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 27, 2009.
“More History Than Myth: African American Women’s History since the Publication of Ar’n’t I a Woman,” Journal of Women’s History Vol. 19 No. 2 (Summer 2007): 161-167. * Recipient of the Association of Black Women’s Historians Letitia Woods Brown Award for best article on African American Women’s History, 2007.
» Review Essay, Thavolia Glymph, Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008) in The Journal of American History, June 2009, Vol. 96 Issue 1, 233.
» “Making Slavery: Making Race: The Experiences of Slave Women in the New World,” Review Essay for H-Atlantic, Jennifer L. Morgan, Laboring Women: Gender and Reproduction in New World Slavery. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004 (July 2005).
» Review Essay, Gad Heuman and James Walvin, Editors The Slavery Reader (New York: Routledge, 2003), in The Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History Vol. 1 (Spring 2005).
“Manumission,” in Daina Ramey Berry, Ed., The Female Slave: An Encyclopedia of Daily Life During Slavery in the United States, (Greenwood, Ct: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2012): 187-190.
“Colonial America,” in Darlene Clark Hine, Editor. Black Women in America Encyclopedia, 2nd edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005: pp. 286–291.
“Tituba,” in Darlene Clark Hine, Editor. Black Women in America Encyclopedia, 2nd edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005: pp. 248–250.
» Association of American University Women Post Doctoral Fellowship, 2006-2007
» Lord Baltimore Fellowship, Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD, 2004–2006
» Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow, African-American Studies and Research
Program, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2003–2004
» Nathan Huggins/Benjamin Quarles Dissertation Research Award, Organization of
American Historians, 2003
» Research Fellow, David Library of the American Revolution, Washington
Crossing, PA, 2001–2002