- Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
- Assistant Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, College of Global Futures
Britt Crow-Miller is an assistant professor at the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University. Her research focuses on the question of how power, politics, and technologies work to shape and constrain development pathways and their socio-environmental impacts in China, the Western U.S., and around the world.
Crow-Miller's recent work examines the underlying political-economic agendas driving China's South-North Water Transfer Project, the world's largest water control project to date, which lubricates urban and industrial growth in North China. She also has ongoing projects dealing with scalar politics, the transregional implications of Chinese infrastructure projects, and innovations in sustainable urban water management and collaboration in the American West.
She received her Ph.D. in Geography from UCLA in 2013, holds an M.A. from Harvard University in Regional Studies-East Asia, and a B.A. from Bard College.
- PhD, Geography, University of California-Los Angeles, 2013
- MA, Regional Studies-East Asia, Harvard University, 2009
- BA, History and Asian Studies, Bard College, 2006
Stoker, P., H. Chang, B. L. Crow-Miller, E. A. Wentz, G. Jehle and M. R. Bonnette. Building water efficient cities: A comparative analysis of how the built environment influences water use in four western U.S. cities. Journal of the American Planning Association
Chang, H., M. R. Bonnette, P. Stoker, B. Crow-Miller and E. Wentz. 2017. Determinants of single family residential water use across scales in four western US cities. Science of the Total Environment 596-597(Oct):451-464. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.03.164. (link )
Crow-Miller, B., H. Chang, P. Stoker and E. A. Wentz. 2016. Facilitating collaborative urban water management through university-utility cooperation. Sustainable Cities and Society 27(Nov):475-483. DOI: 10.1016/j.scs.2016.06.006. (link )
Crow-Miller, B. 2015. Discourses of deflection: The politics of framing China’s South-North Water Transfer Project. Water Alternatives 8(2):173-192. (link )
Crow, B. and J. Carney. 2013. Commercializing nature: Mangrove conservation and femail oyster collectors in the Gambia. Antipode 45(2):275-293. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2012.01015.x. (link )
Crow, B. L. 2010. Bare-sticks and rebellion: The drivers and implications of China's reemerging sex imbalance. Technology in Society 32(2):72-80. DOI: 10.1016/j.techsoc.2010.04.001. (link )
Crow, B. 2007. Environmentally-instigated rural rebellion on the North China Plain: The persistence of late Imperial mobilizationary tactics and implications for China today. The Science in Society Review 3(2):47-54.
Carney, J., B. L. Crow and H. Ceesay. 2012. Wild oysters, female harvesters, and mangrove forests of the Gambia. In: Saine, A., E. Ceesay and E. Sall eds., The Gambia: State and Society in the Gambia since Independence. Africa World Press. Trenton, NJ.
Crow-Miller, B. 2016. Sustainable urban water management in North China. Presentation at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, March 29-April 2, 2016, San Francisco, CA. (link )
Crow-Miller, B. 2015. Taking a nexus approach: Transboundary Implications of Chinese hydropower development. Presentation at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, 21-25 April 2015, Chicago, IL. (link )
Crow-Miller, B. L. 2015. Toward sustainable water management in urban North China. Presentation at the American Water Works Association Sustainable Water Management Conference, 15-18 March 2015, Portland, OR. (link )
Crow-Miller, B. L. 2014. Discourses of deflection: The politics of framing China’s South-North Water Transfer Project. Presentation at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, 8-12 April 2014, Tampa, FL. (link )
Crow-Miller, B. L. 2011. Placing collective action: Place and the politics of environmental protest in a Chinese town. Presentation at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, 12-16 April 2011, Seattle, WA. (link )
Crow, B. 2010. Social responses to environmental pollution in China: The role of institutional context. Presentation at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, 14-18 April 2010, Washington, DC. (link )
Crow, B. 2008. On the ground and in the air: Social implications of residential hyperdensity in Hong Kong. Presentation at the Harvard East Asia Society Graduate Student Conference, 1 March 2008, Cambridge, MA.
Crow, B. 2008. The adaptive cycle applied to history: The tranformative progression of dynasties in Imperial China. Presentation at the International Science and Policy Conference, 16 April 2008, Stockholm, Sweden.
Crow, B. 2007. Bare-sticks and rebellion: The drivers and implications of China's reemerging sex imbalance. Presentation at the Boston University Graduate Conference on Asian Studies, 1 December 2007, Boston, MA.
Crow-Miller, B. L. 2013. Water, Power, and Development in Twenty-First Century China: The Case of the South-North Water Transfer Project. PhD Dissertation. University of California-Los Angeles. (link )