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Asst Prof Miles Alexander Powell
School of Humanities
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences
- PhD (Hist) University of California, Davis 2012
- MA (Hist) Simon Fraser University 2006
- BA(Hons) (Hist) Simon Fraser University 2004
|I received my BA and MA from Simon Fraser University, where I researched the environmental history of Native herring fisheries in British Columbia. I completed doctoral studies at the University of California-Davis, developing fields in environmental history, American history, and world history. My first book, Vanishing America: Species Extinction, Racial Peril, and The Origins of Conservation (Harvard UP, 2016), uses discourses of extinction to explore connections between racial attitudes and environmental thought in late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century America. I am presently an Assistant Professor of Environmental History at NTU in Singapore, where I am researching the global history of human interactions with sharks in the twentieth century.|
|My areas of expertise and interest include environmental history, world history, indigenous history, the history of the North American West, and U.S. history.|
- Red Dot, Blue Sea: A Marine Environmental History of Singapore's Coastal Spaces from Precolonial Times through the Present
- Miles Powell. (2018). Review: Timothy P. Barnard, Nature’s Colony: Empire, Nation, and Environment in the Singapore Botanic Gardens [Review of the book Review: Timothy P. Barnard, Nature’s Colony: Empire, Nation, and Environment in the Singapore Botanic Gardens] Environmental History.
- Miles Powell. (2018). The Pacific Shark Fin Trade: An Environmental History. 6th International Environmental History Conference.
- Miles Powell. (2017). A World of Fins and Fences: Australian and South African Shark Management in the Transoceanic South. International Review of Environmental History, 3(2), 5-30.
- Miles Powell. (2017, April). Sea Flows: Mobility, Boundaries, and Scale in Marine Environmental History. Paper presented at American Society for Environmental History, Drake Hotel, Chicago.
- Miles Powell. (2016). Review: Where Roads Will Never Reach: Wilderness and Its Visionaries in the Northern Rockies [Review of the book Review: Where Roads Will Never Reach: Wilderness and Its Visionaries in the Northern Rockies] Pacific Historical Review, 85 (4), 632-634.
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