Professor Miller joined the history department in 1997 after completing his Ph.D. at Columbia University. He specializes in the environmental history of Brazil and Latin America. His publications include: An Environmental History of Latin America (Cambridge, 2007), which won the 2008 Melville Book Prize; Fruitless Trees: Portuguese Conservation and Brazil's Colonial Timber (Stanford, 2000); and The Street is Ours: Community, the Car, and the Nature of Public Space in Rio de Janeiro (Cambridge, 2018). His current research examines the unfinished Pan-American Highway and the environmental impacts of infrastructural development in the developing world. He has served as chair of the history department and as associate dean for research in the College of Family Home and Social Sciences. He currently chair’s Provo City’s Agricultural Commission which works to preserve local farm land.