Dr. Christopher Brown

Professor, Geography

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Christopher Brown is an Associate Professor in the NMSU Department of Geography and was named the Inaugural Faculty Fellow for the Beyond Borders Community of Practice (Beyond Borders) in August of 2020. Brown became interested in U.S.-Mexico border issues while doing his Ph.D. research in the 1990s, and his research agenda is to explore binational water resource issues on the U.S.-Mexico border. In the last 10 years, Brown has expanded his regional focus to include the US-Canada border region. Of special interest to NMSU’s Beyond Borders initiative, Brown has worked to develop metrics by which the quality of life of U.S.-Mexico border residents can be measured, specifically developing a human development index for Doña Ana County. In work related to his Beyond Borders efforts, Brown also serves on the Advisory Committee of the NMSU Center for Latin America and Border Studies (CLABS). Past leadership experience that supports both the Beyond Borders and CLABS efforts includes providing  leadership to the Good Neighbor Environment Board, the Association of Borderland Studies, the Western Social Science Association, and the Ocotillo Institute for Social Justice.

Specialty Topics/Focus: 

  • U.S.-Mexico border water resource policy
  • U.S.-Canada border water resource policy
  • Quality of life and human development issues in US-Mexico borderlands

Countries of Expertise:

  • United States
  • Mexico Border Region

Contact Information:

Phone: 575-646-1892