Anne Browning-Aiken
Lecturer, English
(520) 850-9549

Anne Browning-Aiken holds a Ph.D. degree in cultural anthropology with an emphasis on Latin America from The University of Arizona (UA), a master’s degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a B.A. from Northwestern University. She also has additional training for environmental conflict resolution with the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution and ESL teaching from the University of Michigan. Dr. Browning-Aiken has extensive experience with teaching writing and analytical reading to undergraduates, teaching ESL (TESOL Certified) in Greece and Brazil, and has conducted research with international colleagues in development policies, regional planning, community resource governance, climate vulnerability and adaptation, As well as gender and labor issues in Latin America and the Southwestern U.S. In addition, Browning-Aiken has been a senior researcher at the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy with working ties to several units at the University of Arizona, including the Institute for the Environment and its Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS); Water Resources Research Center; and Joint International Unit on Water, Environment and Policy (UMI). She also is affiliated with the UNESCO Hydrology for the Environment, Life, and Policy (HELP) Program, and with the Fulbright Scholarship Program in Brazil. Before coming to the UA, she was a volunteer archaeologist at sites in the Southwest and taught British and American literature and composition at Athens College (Greece) and at public and private schools in North Carolina and Michigan. Her current writing project is a fictional narrative tentatively entitled Living on the Border about her strange, dangerous and sometimes heart-warming experiences living in northern Mexico.

Selected Citations: 

Browning-Aiken, Anne, Márcio Cláudio Cardoso da Silva, Antonio Silvestre Neto, and Daniel da Silva. Summer 2014. Assessing the Role of Socio-ecological Learning in Participatory Governance: Building Resilience in Six Brazilian River Basin Committees. In Desenvolvimento e Meio Ambiente at

Browning-Aiken, Anne. 2012. The Gap Between Economic Policy and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources: Water Case Studies in Sonora, Mexico. In Neoliberalism and Commodity Production in Mexico, eds. Thomas Weaver, Anne Browning-Aiken, James Greenberg, and William Alexander. Colorado State Press.

Browning-Aiken, Anne and Barbara Morehouse. 20112 Social-Ecological Resilience of Transboundary Watershed Management: Institutional Design and Social Learning. In Transboundary Waters Management: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach. Germany: Wiley-VCH

Browning-Aiken, Anne 2013.Sustainable Water Governance through Social Learning. In Implementing IWRM in Local and Regional Settings through Interdisciplinary Research and Practice. UNESCO HELP Monograph. Paris

Browning-Aiken, Anne, Kerri Jean Ormerod, Christopher Scott. 2011. Testing the Climate for Non-potable Water Reuse: Opportunities and Challenges in Water-scarce Urban Growth Corridors. Journal of Environmental Planning and Policy.

Research Themes: 
Climate change
Decision support
Human dimensions
Water resources
Ecosystem restoration
Natural resource management
Climate change impacts
Urban development
Water law and policy
Water resource management
Water treatment
Watershed management

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