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Veronika Kratz


Veronika Kratz (she/her) is an incoming SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of English. She is a settler scholar researching and teaching in the environmental humanities and US literary and cultural studies. Her research is especially interested in narratives of environmental crisis and the cultural life of science and technology. Her dissertation examined desertification in the US context as a discourse through which drought and drylands have been and are (mis)understood. Her postdoctoral work at Queen's engages in a cultural history of the ecosystem concept through the lens of cold war nuclear energy research and the mid-twentieth century environmentalist movement in the US to rethink contemporary approaches to nuclear energy within the context of the climate emergency.

Research Interests

•Environmental humanities •Literary and cultural approaches to environmental crisis and climate change •Deserts, drylands, and arid systems •Science in literature and culture

Department of English, Queen's University

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