Millicent joined the School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics at the Australian National University at the start of 2018. Prior to this she was a researcher in Publishing Studies at the University of Melbourne. Her PhD (Monash University, 2016) was a sociology of literary festivals. She has also worked as an archivist at the University of Melbourne Archives and the National Library of Australia. Millicent's first book, Literary Festivals and Contemporary Book Culture, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2018.