Kerwin L. Klein

Office Hours: 
Tuesday 2-3:30 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

Curriculum Vitae: 
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 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