André Krebber represents the chair of Social and Cultural History (Human-Animal Studies) at the University of Kassel in the 2023/24 academic year.

In addition to the cultural and recent history of ideas of nature and nature relations, his work focuses on animal and environmental history, the history of science and historical theory as well as critical theory, ecotheories and aesthetics. He is particularly interested in the history and nature of human knowledge cultures in relation to nature and animals, as well as their influence on the social treatment of nature in the context of the current environmental crisis and the search for possible courses of action to solve the crisis. One focus is on questions about the relationship between scientific, artistic and non-European cognitive practices, which also includes the search for new approaches and methods of knowledge, as well as historical-theoretical questions about the relationship between nature and history or natural and human history, i.e. how nature and history are mediated with each other.

His publications include the volume Animal Biography: Re-framing Animal Lives (Palgrave Macmillan 2018, with Mieke Roscher) on biography as a method for interdisciplinary animal research. With Brett Mizelle and Mieke Roscher he edited the Handbook of Historical Animal Studies (De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2021). In 2019/2020, he organized two international exhibitions and a conference on octopuses with colleagues from the University of Tasmania (Dr. Yvette Watt; Dr. Toby Juliff).

André Krebber studied at the Universities of Lüneburg, Canterbury (New Zealand) and Oxford (UK). He completed his doctorate at the University of Canterbury with a thesis on the history of European ideas and human-animal studies. He is an International Associate at the New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies at the University of Canterbury and a visiting fellow at LeipzigLab at Leipzig University. From 2017 to 2018, he was a Susan Manning Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh (UK).