Caroline White-Nockleby
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Caroline White-Nockleby

Caroline is interested in the tensions and continuities in spaces where solar, wind, oil, and gas energies interface and mingle. Her research explores how discursive and material renewable energy infrastructures – and their extractive footprints - might be shaped by, and effect, distinct frameworks of power at multiple scales. At MIT HASTS, her dissertation examines the relationships between policymaking, social dynamics, and technological innovations in the sourcing, manufacture, and implementation of energy storage technologies.

Caroline’s research is also informed by her past experience working at environmental justice and research organizations in both the Northeast U.S. and the Andes region of Latin America. At MIT she has continued to be involved in community-oriented environmental research projects through MIT’s Environmental Solutions Initiative. She was a 2020-21 fellow at the MIT Digital Humanities Lab and is currently a 2021-22 Energy Fellow with the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI).

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. She was also a 2018 Fulbright Scholar in Chile.

Key words

mining; energy; temporality; infrastructure; United States; Chile




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