Anne Browning-Aiken

Lecturer, English

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.


  • Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology with an emphasis on Latin America, University of Arizona