Miles Powell recently relocated to Hamburg Germany, from Singapore, where he was an Associate Professor of history at NTU, and headed the university’s Green Humanities research cluster. He studies marine and global environmental history. 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 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.