Pavla Šimková is a historian with an interest in East Central European and American environmental history. She is post-doctoral researcher in the project "Corridor Talk: Conservation Humanities and the Future of Europe's National Parks" (DFG-AHRC, 2020-2023). Within the project, she focuses on transnational environmental history of the Bavarian Forest and Šumava. Pavla studied American cultural history, English literature, and political science at the Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, and at LMU Munich where she received her doctorate in 2019. She worked as a research associate at the Rachel Carson Center from 2012 until 2018. She has been a co-author of the Biographisches Lexikon zur Geschichte der böhmischen Länder at the Collegium Carolinum in Munich since 2011. She is currently one of the editors of the journal WerkstattGeschichte.