Powell, Miles



Miles Powell received his BA and MA from Simon Fraser University, where he researched the environmental history of Native herring fisheries in British Columbia. He completed doctoral studies at the University of California-Davis, developing fields in environmental history, American history, and world history. His first book, Vanishing America: Species Extinction, Racial Peril, and The Origins of Conservation, uses discourses of extinction to explore connections between racial attitudes and environmental thought in late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century America. He is presently an assistant professor of environmental history at NTU in Singapore, where he researches the global history of human interactions with sharks in the twentieth century.


On Rorotoko:

On his book Vanishing America: Species Extinction, Racial Peril, and the Origins of Conservation
(Our Cover Feature of January 10, 2017)