Julie Michelle KlingerJulie Michelle Klinger (born 1983, Rockford, Illinois) is a geographer at the University of Delaware.
She was formerly Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. She was also an associate director of the Land Use and Livelihoods Initiative (LULI) at the university's Global Development Policy Center (GDP Center).
She studies the geography, geology and geopolitics of development and resource usage. She has carried out in-depth fieldwork in China, Brazil, and other countries that are affected by the mining of rare earth elements.
Klinger is the author of ''Rare Earth Frontiers: From Terrestrial Subsoils to Lunar Landscapes'' (2017) which traces the history and use of rare earth elements from the 1880s to the present. ''Rare Earth Frontiers'' won the 2017 Meridian Book Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work in Geography given by the American Association of Geographers (AAG) for making an “unusually important contribution to advancing the science and art of geography.” Provided by Wikipedia