Katja Doose



Katja Doose is an environmental historian and a historian of science for Russia and the Soviet Union. Since she finished her PhD at the University of Tübingen in 2018, that explored the 1988 Armenian earthquake and its socio-political implications, she has researched and taught at the University of Birmingham, the Advanced School of Social Sciences in Paris (EHESS) and the Centre for International Environmental Studies of the Graduate Institute (IHEID) in Geneva. Her research focuses on the history of Russian and Soviet earth science and the experiences of human-nature interactions from the late 19th to the 20th century. She is currently working on her book manuscript entitled "White Coal for white gold. An environmental history of glacier studies in Central Asia". Since March 2021 she is a senoir researcher in the SNF funded project "The History of Soviet glaciology in Central Asia" headed by Christine Bichsel. Since June 2024 she is the project leader of the SNF project "Myths of equality. A gendered history of Central Asia, 1870-1970" (2024-2027).

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