ISRF Independent Scholar Research Fellow
Dr Sarah Rosenberg-Jansen is a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, and member of Linacre College Oxford. She holds a BSc from the University of Edinburgh, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a DPhil from the University of Oxford in Refugee Studies. She has held academic positions as a Research Associate at Imperial College London and Research Analyst at the University of Cambridge. As a practitioner, Sarah was previously Head of Humanitarian Energy at the international NGO Practical Action, and a senior adviser on energy for the UK's Department for International Development (DFID). Sarah is the Research Lead for the Global Platform for Action for Sustainable Energy Solutions in Situations of Displacement (GPA), a multi-institutional group leading action on energy in forced migration settings.
Sarah specialises in the institutional and geographic study of energy in humanitarian settings, including the impact of electricity and clean cooking access on the lives of refugees. Her work has appeared in several peer-reviewed scholarly journals, including the Journal of Humanitarian Action, Nature Energy, and Climate Policy. Sarah's research focuses on understanding institutional and individual practices on energy within humanitarian systems and refugee camps. Her Fellowship is funded by the Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF) and considers ethnographic evidence on the energy needs of refugees. Her Twitter handle is: @SarahLRosenberg.
Research interests: Renewable energy; refugee studies; forced migration; sustainable energy for development; critical geography; anthropologies of power
- Rosenberg-Jansen S. 2022. 'The Secret Life of Energy in Refugee Camps: Invisible Objects, Technologies, and Energy Systems in Humanitarianism ', Journal of Refugee Studies.
- Thomas PJM, Rosenberg-Jansen S, and Jenks A. 2021. Moving beyond informal action: sustainable energy and the humanitarian response system. International Journal of Humanitarian Action 6, 21.
- Rosenberg-Jansen A, Tunge T, and Kayumba T. 2019. Inclusive energy solutions in refugee camps. Nature Energy 4, 990–992.
- Rosenberg-Jansen S. 2019. Leaving no one behind: An overview of governance of the humanitarian energy sector. In: Grafham O. 2019. Energy Access and Forced Migration. Routledge.
The emerging world of humanitarian energy: A conceptual research review
Sarah Rosenberg-Jansen, (2022), Energy Research & Social Science, 92
The State of the Humanitarian Energy Sector: Challenges, Progress and Issues in 2022
Sarah Rosenberg-Jansen et al, (2022)