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Dr Antti Silvast

Postdoctoral Fellowship

Research and Interests
Dr Antti Silvast joins STIS to take up a 3 year postdoctoral fellowship funded by the Scottish Government through ClimateXChange (CXC), Scotland’s national centre of expertise on climate change. The aim of the fellowship is to analyse European energy policy developments in terms of their impacts on (and opportunities for) Scottish and UK energy system transition, including markets and trading, infrastructure and low carbon investment. Antti works with Ronan Bolton and Mark Winskel, and joins a growing number of energy-engaged STIS researchers. Antti’s Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Helsinki, Finland focused on risks in critical electricity infrastructures. He serves as an editor of Science & Technology Studies (the official journal of the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology), and is the vice coordinator and newsletter editor of the European Sociological Association's (ESA) Disaster, Conflict and Social Crisis Research Network. From 2014 to 2015, he was a postdoctoral research associate in Princeton University, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS), Global Systemic Risk Research Community.