Caroline White-Nockleby
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Caroline White-Nockleby

Caroline is interested in how efforts to address global environmental changes articulate and enact conceptions of time and space. She is compelled, particularly, by how discursive and material renewable energy infrastructures might be shaped by, and effect, distinct frameworks of power at multiple scales. In the MIT HASTS program, she hopes to conduct a multi-sited ethnography to study lithium battery commodity chains across research labs, extraction sites, and production plants. Her research is situated at the intersection of STS, Anthropology, and Human Geography and draws on her prior background in the Geosciences.

Caroline is also committed to practicing engaged anthropology to thinking deeply about how theoretical interventions might be informed by, and oriented towards, grassroots efforts. She has worked on environmental advocacy and research in the Northeast U.S. and the Andes region of Latin America, and continues to be involved in community projects in the Boston area.

Caroline received a B.A. in Geosciences and American Studies from Williams College and an M.Phil in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge.

Key words

anthropology; extraction; resilience; sustainability; temporality; infrastructure; lithium; United States; Southern Andes



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