People

Andrea Westermann

Visiting Scholar (Oct 2021-Jan 2022)

Dr.

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.

Projects

Earth Matters: Between Terrestrial and Social Scales

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IV. Anthropocene Formations

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Overcoming the Division of Labor in Global Tectonics: Eduard Suess‘ The Face of the Earth

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Past Events

Workshop

Anthropogenic Markers Workshop

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Political Epistemology Talk

Creative Commensuration: the Political Stakes of the History of Science

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