Rethinking Gender and Identity in Energy Studies


Ryan, Sarah E. 2014. “Rethinking Gender and Identity in Energy Studies.” Energy Research & Social Science 1: 96–105.

Author: Sarah E. Ryan


Gender and identity should be core concerns for energy researchers and policymakers, because they mediate access to resources, exposure to pollutants, and opportunities to participate in energy resource management, policy, and science. Accordingly, this article suggests four research agendas ripe for further development: eliminating indoor air pollution, strengthening community resource management, developing feminist energy jurisprudence, and increasing women’s representation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and energy fields. This article is a call to action to publish gender and identity research of great consequence in this new journal.

Keywords: gender, identity, feminist theory, energy

Topics: Environment, Feminisms, Gender, Women, Infrastructure, Energy, Livelihoods

Year: 2014

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