Doctoral Researcher

Itzell’s interdisciplinary research broadly explores the challenges that Mexico, as an oil country, faces to decarbonise its power sector. Using empirical research methods and interdisciplinary theoretical approaches in the fields of anthropology and critical geography, she investigates the social and environmental impacts of a solar farm in Yucatan, Mexico.

Itzell Torres is a Phd candidate in the Geography Department and IRI THESys since May 2018. She holds an MSc in Energy and Society from Durham University, UK. Prior to her PhD she worked as researcher and project manager in various NGOs in Mexico.

Research Interests

  • Socio-ecological impacts of renewable energy megaprojects
  • Energy infrastructure
  • Extractivism, neo-extractivism and alternatives to development
  • Post-carbon futures