Member of the steering committee
Andrea Westermann earned her PhD in history from Bielefeld University for her dissertation Plastik und politische Kultur in Westdeutschland. She is a research fellow of GHI Washington DC and head of the Pacific Regional Office of the GHI in Berkeley. She specializes in the history of earth sciences, environmental history, environmental migration, and the history of material culture. She is H-Soz-Kult editor for history of knowledge. Her latest article “A Technofossil of the Anthropocene: Sliding up and down Temporal Scales with Plastic” will soon appear in the edited volume Power and Time, University of Chicago Press 2019.