From the 17 to the 19th of January 2024, our post-doctoral researcher, Dr Luíza Cerioli, participated in the workshop:
“Trancing (Counter) Revolutions in Energy Politics, Logistic Infrastructures and Environmental Landscapes: Race, Finance and Green Tech in the Middle East, North Africa and beyond.”
The workshop was organized by the “Renewable Energies – Renewed Authoritarianism? The Political Economic of Solar Energy in the MENA” project and hosted by the Arnold Bergstraesser-Institut (ABI) in Freiburg, Germany.
The three-day workshop counted with the participation of scholars from different academic backgrounds and career paths working on energy infrastructure, development, environmental issues and logistics from the past and the future. Dr Cerioli presented her research on panel number one, which was on Hierarchies and Exclusions in Energy Flows. The paper she presented was entitled “The Diversification Illusion: National Transformation Plans and Extractive Realities in Algeria and Venezuela.” This paper brings together our project discussions and extractivist development model and its myths of modernization with data collected in her fieldwork in Caracas and Algiers in 2023. After the conclusion of the event, the participants discussed the possible venues for publicizing their papers.