Miles Powell

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (Jul 2022-Dec 2022)

Prof. Dr.

Miles Powell is an Associate Professor of history at NTU, Singapore, where he studies marine and global environmental history, and heads the university’s Green Humanities research cluster. His 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-century and early twentieth-century America. His current research projects include a global environmental history of human interactions with sharks (under contract with Harvard UP), and a grant-funded study of Singapore’s marine environmental history. His research has appeared in Environment & History, Environmental History, the International Review of Environmental History, the Pacific Historical Review, the Western Historical Quarterly, and edited anthologies. He currently serves on the editorial board of Environment and History.


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Apex Predators: Encounters with Sharks since 1900