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Kimberly Coulter

Dr. Kimberly Coulter

Director of the Environment & Society Portal


Rachel Carson Center
Leopoldstr. 11a, 2. OG, 234
D-80802 Munich

Room: 234
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 72356

Kimberly Coulter leads the Environment & Society Portal, the RCC's platform for digital environmental humanities. She joined the RCC in 2009 as both project director of the "digital portal" and managing editor of academic publications; since July 2011 she has focused exclusively on the growing Environmental & Society Portal, which launched in January 2012. Before coming to the RCC she worked as an architectural draftsperson, cartographer, international research program manager, geography lecturer, and manuscripts editor for The History of Cartography.

Coulter studied architecture and philosophy and earned a PhD in geography in 2007 from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her dissertation, supported by a DAAD research fellowship at the University of Bonn, traced negotiations of regional, state, and European interests in film production and distribution. Her ongoing research interests concern transnational production and distribution of media and knowledge products. Her peer-reviewed work appears in Aether: The Journal of Media Geography, Geopolitics, and Antipode. She edits the blog Ant Spider Bee together with Wilko von Hardenberg and Finn Arne Jørgensen.

Selected Publications

  • with Wilko Graf von Hardenberg. “Communities and Collections: The Spirit of the Commons in Digital Environmental History.” In Methodological Challenges in Nature-Culture and Environmental History Research, edited by Jocelyn Thorpe, Stephanie Rutherford, and L. Anders Sandberg, 260–71. UK: Routledge, 2017.
  • “Technology Heritage Online: A Review of the Digital Museum Inventing Europe.” In Objects in Motion: Globalizing Technology, edited by Bryan Dewalt and Nina Möller. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 2016.
  • “Territorial Appeals in Post-wall German Filmmaking: The Case of Good Bye, Lenin!" Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography 45, no. 4 (2013): 760–78.
  • “Digital Erkundungen der Umwelt.” Translated by Felix Mauch. Kultur & Technik 2 (2012): 30–31.
  • with Christof Mauch, eds. “Introduction.” In “The Future of Environmental History: Needs and Opportunities.” Special issue, RCC Perspectives, no. 3 (2011).