Current Research Areas: mining; energy; temporality; infrastructure; United States; Chile
Caroline studies the politics and materialities of energy transitions. Her dissertation tracks the designs and debates that are emerging around projects to build novel energy storage infrastructures in Chile and California – and how such projects, in turn, shape the qualities of renewable energies as resources. She is an affiliate researcher and 2023-24 Martin Fellow at MIT’s Environmental Solutions Initiative and sits on MIT’s Net Zero by 2026 Faculty Review Committee. Caroline’s dissertation research has been funded by the Social Science Research Council and, at MIT, the Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, MIT Energy Initiative, and MIT International Science & Technology Initiatives. Her research appears in the journals Social Studies of Science and Wetlands, as well as in policy publications from MIT’s Environmental Solutions Initiative and Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. Caroline holds a B.A. in Geosciences and American Studies from Williams College, an M.Phil in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge, and an M.S. from MIT’s HASTS program. She was also a Fulbright Scholar in Chile.