Deborah R. Coen

Deborah R. Coen is a professor of history at Yale University. Her research centers on the relationship between science and democracy, including the politics of climate change. Currently, she is studying the historical roots of operative concepts like “usable” knowledge and “vulnerable” populations. She also writes and teaches about feminism, disasters, and all things Viennese. Her latest book is Climate in Motion: Science, Empire, and the Problem of Scale (2018).