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Jessica Craigg

My research focuses on the intersections between renewable energy, gender, and rural life in northern Tanzania. Informed by critical social theory and political economy and ecology of energy, my work pivots around the gendered dimensions of rural energy use in a region where more and more large-scale ‘energy grabs’ are throwing social relations in the countryside into uncertainty. Renewable energy technologies broadly have the potential to reconfigure power relations along more egalitarian lines, and I am interested in the impact household- and community-level renewable electrification is having in the lives of those whom energy policy often claims to vouch for. Training prior to ERG includes half a PhD in geography at Clark University and bachelor’s degrees in geography and environmental science at Georgia College & State University. When not focusing on research, I’m usually reading, board- or video-gaming, or spending time with my cat.

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