PhD Supervisor & Co-Supervisor: Graziella Moraes Dias da Silva and Marc Hufty
Expected completion date: 2021-2022
In my PhD research I explore the chemical element lithium through an ethnographic approach. In particular, I address its entanglements between clean energy technologies in Europe and mineral extraction in Bolivia, asking how the relations between these places are reconfigured in times of climate crisis and energy transition. I do so by focusing on the role of science and technology along the lithium supply chain.
Country of origin: Switzerland
- Lithium Supply Chain
- Mineral Extraction
- Climate Crisis
- Energy Transition
- Clean Energy Technologies
- Science and Technology
Relevant Publications and Works
Köppel, Jonas (2017). The Imperial Rationality Within BioTrade: A Contribution to the Neoextractivism Debate. Alternautas 4(2): 76-91.
Köppel, Jonas (2020). Lithium Transformations: An Unfinished Story. Transformations 33, 27-47.
Academic Work Experience
Research Assistant in Marc Hufty's project on The Global Political Ecology of Lithium (LITHIUM). Comparative research on lithium extraction in Argentina, Bolivia, and Chile.