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The Team.

Meet the project team.

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Magdalena Kuchler

Project Leader

Magdalena Kuchler is a Senior Lecturer in Global Energy Systems and Associate Professor (Docent) in the Research Programme Natural Resources and Sustainable Development (NRHU) at the Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University. Her research focuses primarily on how energy imaginaries are (re)shaped and (re)produced both discursively and materially, by whom and for whom energy futures are described and prescribed, as well as how energy visions are governed, and what makes resources become.

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Gavin Bridge

Co-Investigator

Gavin Bridge is Professor of Economic Geography at Durham University and Fellow of the Durham Energy Institute. His research focuses on the spatial and temporal dynamics of extractive industries; the raw material networks associated with high and low carbon economies; and the institutions, practices and imaginaries sustaining ‘resources’ as objects of economic and political strategy. Books include Oil,  the Routledge Handbook of Political Ecology and Energy and Society: A Critical Perspective

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Mikael Höök

Co-Investigator

Mikael Höök is a Senior Lecturer in Global Energy Systems and Associate Professor (Docent) in the Research Programme Natural Resources and Sustainable Development (NRHU) at the Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University. His research deals with availability and production of fossil fuels, with focus on oil and coal, and supply of other natural resources (e.g., lithium) for clean/green energy technologies. In addition, he studies energy systems developments, sustainability and energy security.

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Naïma Kraushaar-Friesen

PhD Student

Naima Kraushaar-Friesen is a PhD Student in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development (NRHU) at the Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University. Her previous work has examined the contradictory discourse on fossil fuel development and climate action in Canada. In this project, she will focus on the case of offshore oil production in the North Sea as well as onshore petrochemical processing plants in the UK.

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Kosma Lechowicz

PhD Student

Kosma Lechowicz is a PhD Student in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development (NRHU) at the Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University. He will focus on two coal landscapes in Poland as part of this project. In his work, Kosma implements ethnographic research methods, and his theoretical perspective is informed by Science and Technology Studies and Object-Oriented Ontology. He is a graduate of the Joint European Master Degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland.

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