During her fellowship, Andrea Westermann worked on her current book project Earth Matters: Between Terrestrial and Social Scales. Andrea earned her PhD in history from the University of Bielefeld with a dissertation on Plastik und politische Kultur in Westdeutschland. From 2017 to 2020, she was a research fellow and head of the Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington in Berkeley. She specializes in the history of earth sciences, environmental history, environmental migration, and the history of material culture. From 2016 to 2020, she was one of the H-Soz-Kult editors for the history of knowledge and, from 2019 to 2020, a co-editor of migrantknowledge.org.