Kiel Marine Science

Prof. Dr. Silja Klepp

Ludewig-Meyn-Straße 14, 24098 Kiel
Phone: +49 431 880-56 41
klepp@geographie.uni-kiel.de

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Information about Prof. Dr. Silja Klepp

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Silja Klepp has been a Professor of Human Geography since 2017 and a trained social anthropologist. Her field research experience includes countries such as Kiribati, Vanuatu, New Zealand, Italy, Libya, Malta, and Zambia. In her current research she studies the social and cultural effects of climate change and integrates postcolonial perspectives and social diversity into climate change adaptation. In 2012 she won the Christiane Rajewsky Award of the German Association for Peace and Conflict Studies for her PhD on refugees and European border control in the Mediterranean Sea. Silja Klepp is a member of the German Young Academy of Scientists (Die Junge Akademie).

Research questions

Most of the research of Silja Klepp has focused on human-environment relations and questions of climate change migration and climate change adaptation. Furthermore, she works on migration and refugees in the Mediterranean Sea and European border regimes. Her current research questions are:

  • How can we improve the integration of social and cultural diversity into climate change adaptation?
  • How can we overcome the nature/culture/politics-divide in our work on different environmental problems and what does this mean for political, technical and societal interventions?
  • How can we improve our understanding of questions of climate justice e.g. regarding future generations and people of the global South and what does this mean for our work and for society?
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