Erasmus Mundus MA Euroculture: Society, politics and culture in a global context
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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 studied North American Studies and Philosophy at the Freie Universität Berlin and the University of Basel and holds a PhD in Modern and Contemporary History from the Georg-August-University Göttingen.

In the Erasmus Mundus Master Programme Euroculture, Dr. Klein is teaching the classes "Introduction to Euroculture", "Europe in the Wider World", "Methodology Seminar" as well as the "Master Thesis Seminar". He supervises MA theses in the fields of History, Sociology, Political Science/International Relations, and Cultural 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 also was research associate at the Department of History at the University of Braunschweig in a project on "The History of War Reporting in the 20th Century" funded by the German Foundation for Peace Research (Deutsche Stiftung Friedensforschung). Lars Klein has held lectureships at the John-F.-Kennedy-Institute of the FU Berlin and was project consultant for "Diversity and Restraint. European Perspectives of Power, Culture and Peace" at the Berghof Research Center in Berlin from 2003 to 2005. His dissertation dealt with "The 'Vietnam Generation' of War Reporters. An American Myth between Vietnam and Iraq".

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) and the University of Pune. He has been short-term visiting lecturer at the universities of Strasbourg, Krakow and Deusto (Bilbao) as well as Monash University (Melbourne). DAAD-U4 Research Stays at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen and Uppsala Universitet.

Teaching Interests:

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

  • Research Interests:
  • European citizenship
  • Cosmopolitan Europe
  • War and war reporting in the 20th century
  • Generational theories
  • Postmodernism

  • 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

    EMMA Euroculture - Society, Politics and Culture in a Global Context
    Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
    Platz der Göttinger Sieben 3,
    Room OEC 0.154
    D-37073 Göttingen, Germany

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