Kerwin L. Klein

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Office Hours: 
Tuesday (2-3 p.m.) and by appointment
2211 Dwinelle Hall
(510) 643-8857

B.A., History, University of California, Riverside
M.A., History, University of Arizona, Tucson
Ph.D., History, University of California, Los Angeles

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Research Interests: 

My field is US History since 1607, especially the 20th century. Most of my research has been in intellectual and cultural history. I have taught courses in recent U. S.; Native America; California and the West; history and theory; and environmental history. I am currently working on two projects: a cultural and environmental history of alpinism in western Europe and North America, and a history of modernism and mass culture in California.

Representative Publications: 

Frontiers of Historical Imagination: Narrating the European Conquest of Native America, 1890-1990 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997).

From History to Theory (2011, University of California Press)

Steep: A Cultural and Environmental History of Mountaineering (under contract, Oxford University Press)


Semester Course Title Syllabus
Spring 2017 280D.001 Adv Studies-U.S.
Spring 2017 283.001 Historical Method and Theory
Fall 2016 100D The Nature of History
Spring 2015 100U Special Topics in Comparative History: Big History
Spring 2014 100U.002 Big History
Fall 2014 375 Teaching History at the University
Fall 2014 283 Historical Method and Theory
Fall 2013 285D Research Seminar in U.S. History: Topic TBA
Spring 2012 100.001 History and Theory
Spring 2012 280D.001 United States