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Shayan Shokrgozar

PhD Candidate
  • E-mailshayan.shokrgozar@uib.no
  • Visitor Address
    Fosswinckels gate 6
    Lauritz Meltzers hus
    5007 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7802
    5020 Bergen

Situated in Political Ecology and Agrarian Studies, Shayan's Ph.D. project involves exploring the implications of solar rollout and cognate aspects in India for human and other-than-human inhabitants. Broadly, their interests lie in investigating anti-colonial energy futures that draw on scholarship from degrowth and post-development, to foster convivial futures.

Before joining CET, Shayan completed their master's at the Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), at the University of Oslo, where they also a member of the FME INCLUDE Centre and a student at the Fridtjof Nansens Institute (FNI).

Shayan's research and areas of interest consist: 

  • Energy Transitions
  • Anticolonialism
  • Post-development and Degrowth
  • Extractivism and Alternatives

GEO283: Geographies of Transformation: Mitigating and Adapting to Rapid Climate Change

Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2024). “We Have to Convince Them Whatever it Takes:” The Climate Necropolitics of Energy Transitions in India and Zambia. Geoforum.
  • Show author(s) (2024). "The companies are powerful, people are weak": India's solar energy ambitions and the legitimation of dispossession in Rajasthan. Journal of political ecology.
  • Show author(s) (2023). “We have been invaded”: Wind energy sacrifice zones in Åfjord Municipality and their implications for Norway. Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Desert geographies: solar energy governance for just transitions. Globalizations.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Discussant after the Annual Lecture on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Show author(s) (2023). Accountable solar energy transitions in financially constrained contexts. 26 pages.
Academic literature review
  • Show author(s) (2023). Making low-carbon places . Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift. 133-142.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)


Shokrgozar, S., 2021. The Case for Degrowth Energy Technologies. Tvergastein 1, 94–109.

Dunlap, A., Søyland, L., Shokrgozar, S., 2021. Editorial Introduction: Situating Debates in Post-development and Degrowth. Tvergastein 1, 7–31.


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