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Werner Krauß

Dr. Werner Krauß

Carson Fellow

Werner Krauß is a cultural anthropologist at the artec Sustainability Research Center at the University of Bremen. His main interests are political ecology, landscape and heritage studies, human-animal relationships, and climate change. His PhD at the University of Hamburg was about the role of environmentalism in the process of Portugal’s adhesion to the European Union. From 2005 to 2010, he was a DAAD professor at the University of Texas at Austin in the Germanic studies department. Since the beginning of the new millennium, he has conducted research and published on the scientific production of climate knowledge and the localization of climate change. He was an editor of a climate blog (2008–2015) and a coauthor of the Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC, WGII. Currently, he studies narratives of climate change in the context of an EU project about the co-development of climate services.

RCC Research Project: Climate Change as Culture War? An Ethnography of the Climate Debate

Selected Publications:

  • Alpine Landscapes in the Anthropocene: Alternative Common Futures.” Landscape Research (2018): DOI: 10.1080/01426397.2018.1503242. 
  • “Escaping the Double Bind: From The Management of Uncertainty Towards Integrated Climate Research.” In Anthropology and Climate Change, from Actions to Transformations, edited by Susan rate and Mark Nuttall, 413–23. Second edition. New York: Routledge, 2016.
  • “Heritage and Climate Change: A Fatal Affair.” In The Future of Heritage as Climates Change: Loss, Adaptation, and Creativity, edited by David Harvey and Jim Perry, 25–42. London: Routledge, 2015.
  • “Anthropology in the Anthropocene: Sustainable Development, Climate Change, and Interdisciplinary Research.” In Grounding Global Climate Change: Contributions from the Social and Cultural Sciences, edited by Heide Greschke and Julia Tischler, 59–76. Dordrecht: Springer, 2014.
  • with Hans von Storch. Die Klimafalle. Die gefährliche Nähe von Politik und Klimaforschung. Munich: Hanser Verlag, 2013.