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Silja   Klepp

Institute of Geography
Kiel University (Germany)


Silja Klepp is Professor of Geography at Kiel University. She is a trained social anthropologist. In her current research on climate change migration and adaptation, she integrates postcolonial perspectives and critical theories in the study of the effects of climate change.

Silja’s field research experience includes countries such as Kiribati, Vanuatu, New Zealand, Italy, Libya, Malta, and Zambia. Her main interest is in the design and realisation of innovative empirical research projects in emotionally charged and politically sensitive fields. In 2012, she won the Christiane Rajewsky Award of the German Association for Peace and Conflict Studies for her PhD on refugees and border control in the Mediterranean Sea. She is member of the German Young Academy of Scientists (Die Junge Akademie). Fields of research: legal anthropology; migration and refugees; climate change, cultures and society, political ecology, STS.
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