Kerwin L. Klein

Professor Emeritus


B.A., History, University of California, Riverside

M.A., History, University of Arizona, Tucson

Ph.D., History, University of California, Los Angeles

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 United States; Native America; California and the West; history and theory; and environmental history.

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)

Book Cover: From History to Theory