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Katrin Klandt is a doctoral researcher at MESH. Her research focuses on the intersection of disability studies, especially concerning students with intellectual disabilities, with climate change literacy in consideration of disaster preparedness and literary as well as film studies.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts (2017) and a Master of Education (2020) both from the University of Cologne and with a focus on special needs education, especially German and English language teaching for people with intellectual as well as behavioural disabilities and in inclusive contexts. During her studies, she completed a teaching internship in Gulu, Uganda, in 2016 and a semester studying abroad at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia, in 2019. She completed her teacher traineeship in April 2022, having taught at a school for students with intellectual disabilities in Cologne.

Her doctoral project at MESH empirically explores the current status and new possibilities of achieving climate change literacy for students with intellectual disabilities and in inclusive settings by teaching disaster preparedness, especially concerning climate change, using textures consisting of selected literary and filmic media. The working title of her doctoral thesis is currently: 

Katastrophenvorbereitung durch climate change literacy mithilfe von multimedialen Texturen für Menschen mit Lernschwierigkeiten (Disaster Preparedness through Climate Change Literacy using multimedia Textures for people with intellectual disabilities)

Contact: katrin.klandt[at]uni-koeln.de
Office: Weyertal 59, Wienand building, 3rd floor, room 3.6



Summer Term 2023

  • BA-seminar: Climate Fiction in the Inclusive English Classroom (with Prof. Dr. Roman Bartosch) (English Seminar II, University of Cologne)


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