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Dr. Trish Kahle

Assistant Professor at Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q)

Environment | History of Energy, Work, and Politics in the Modern United States and the World
AffiliationGeorgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q)
LanguagesEnglish

Dr. Trish Kahle is an assistant professor at Georgetown University in Qatar. She is a historian of energy, work, and politics in the modern United States and the world.

Dr. Kahle is working on her first book, which traces the emergence of energy citizenship—a form of national belonging defined by the rights and obligations of energy production, distribution, and consumption—from the coal mining workplace in the post-1945 United States.

Dr. Kahle’s research has appeared in Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas, the Journal of Energy History/ Revue d'Histoire de l'Énergie, and American Quarterly. Her work has been supported by the Mellon Foundation, the Jefferson Scholars Foundation at the University of Virginia, the American Society for Environmental History, the Western Association of Women Historians, the Labor and Working-Class History Association, the University of Chicago, and several research libraries.

Dr. Kahle holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago.