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Katrin Kleemann

Dr. Katrin Kleemann

Visiting Scholar

Katrin Kleemann is currently the Barbara S. Mosbacher Fellow at the John Carter Brown Library in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. In the academic year 2020-2021, she also holds the position of the Envirotech Communications Fellow.

Katrin holds a Master’s degree from the Freie Universität Berlin in early modern history and a Bachelor’s degree from the Christian-Albrechts-Universität of Kiel in history and cultural anthropology. Katrin earned her doctorate in history and geology at LMU Munich in July 2020, focusing on the impacts of the Icelandic Laki fissure eruption of 1783 on the northern hemisphere.

She has taught environmental history in both Germany and the US, and served on the chair for economic, social, and environmental history in the history department of the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg in Germany. She is also the social media editor for the Climate History Network and HistoricalClimatology.com.

More about Katrin's research and select publications can be found on her website (or see her Twitter feed).