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Dr. Lars Klein


Dr. Lars Klein, Senior Lecturer / Akademischer Rat a.Z. has been with the Euroculture Programme at the University of Göttingen since 2008. He has studied North American Studies and Philosophy at the Freie Universität Berlin and the University of Basel. He holds a PhD in Modern and Contemporary History from the Georg-August-University Göttingen.

In the Erasmus Mundus Master Program Euroculture, Dr. Klein is teaching the classes "Introduction to Euroculture", "Europe in the Wider World" as well as the "Master Thesis Seminar" and "Eurocomeptence III". He supervises MA theses in the fields of History, Sociology, Political Science/International Relations, and Cultural and Literary Studies. For a selection of completed MA theses under his supervision please refer to this page.

Before joining Euroculture, Lars Klein held a PhD-scholarship in the DFG-funded research training group "Generation History. Generational Dynamics and Historical Change in 19th and 20th Century" at the University of Göttingen. He was research associate at the Department of History at the University of Braunschweig from 2003-2005 in a project on "The History of War Reporting in the 20th Century" funded by the German Foundation for Peace Research (Deutsche Stiftung Friedensforschung). His dissertation dealt with "The 'Vietnam Generation' of War Reporters. An American Myth between Vietnam and Iraq".

Lars Klein has held lectureships at the John-F.-Kennedy-Institute of the FU Berlin in 2003 and 2005. In spring 2007, Lars Klein spent a semester at the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University as a visiting scholar. Moreover, he was a visiting scholar at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in Fall 2008 and the University of Pune in Fall 2010 and 2011. He has also been short-term visiting lecturer at the Universities of Strasbourg, Krakow, Uppsala and Deusto (Bilbao) as well as Monash University (Melbourne). DAAD-U4 Long-Term Research Stay at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen in 2014.

Next to his academic career, from 2003 to 2005 Lars Klein worked as a project consultant for "Diversity and Restraint. European Perspectives of Power, Culture and Peace" at the Berghof Research Center in Berlin. He was conference assistant at the Protestant Academy Loccum (Evangelische Akademie Loccum) between 2000-2008.


Teaching Interests:

  • European identity / memory
  • Transatlantic relations
  • European political and cultural history
  • Postcolonialism


  • Research Interests:
  • European citizenship
  • War and war reporting in the 20th century
  • US foreign policy after WWII
  • History of the media
  • Generational theories
  • Postmodern literature


  • Memberships:
  • Netzwerk Generationenforschung / Network Generation Research (Chairperson)
  • Göttinger Zentrum für Theorie und Methodik der Kulturwissenschaften / Center of Modern Humanities
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien / German Association for American Studies
  • Plattform Zivile Konfliktbearbeitung / German Platform for Peaceful Conflict Management


  • Further Reading:
    Interview with "The Euroculturer": "Discussing Europeanness?"





    Lars Klein

    Erasmus Mundus Master's Programme EUROCULTURE - EUROPE IN THE WIDER WORLD
    Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
    Platz der Göttinger Sieben 3,
    Room OEC 0.154
    D-37073 Göttingen, Germany

    Tel.: +49 (0) 551-39 - 10402
    Fax: +49 (0) 551-39 - 4807

    E-mail: lklein@uni-goettingen.de

    Office Hours:
    Wednesdays 15.00-16.00
    and upon request