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I have a PhD in Geography from Durham University, UK. My thesis, titled 'Energy access in an era of low carbon transitions: politicising energy for development projects' revolved around of culture, development and energy. Before starting the doctoral research, for 4 years, I worked as a consultant in interdisciplinary teams. I collaborated across disciplinary boundaries on energy transitions and carbon finance projects in several other Indian states and Sri Lanka. This involved assessing potential for, designing and implementing energy projects like micro-grids. I have a masters degree in Natural Resources Management and bachelor degree in Botany.

Education/Academic qualification

University of Durham

Award Date: 15 Jan 2016

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Transforming rural light and dark under planetary urbanisation: comparing ordinary countrysides in India and the UK

Kumar, A. & Shaw, R., 1 Mar 2020, In : Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. 45, 1, p. 155-167 13 p.

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  • Between metis and techne: politics, possibilities and limits of improvisation

    Kumar, A., 24 Jul 2019, In : Social and Cultural Geography.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Beyond technical smartness: rethinking the development and implementation of sociotechnical smart grids in India

    Kumar, A., Mar 2019, In : Energy Research and Social Science. 49, p. 158-168 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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  • 7 Citations (Scopus)
    75 Downloads (Pure)

    Sociomaterial solar waste: afterlives and lives after of small solar

    Kumar, A. & Turner, B., 2019, Energy Justice Across Borders. Bombaerts, G., Jenkins, K., Sanusi, Y. & Guoyu, W. (eds.). Berlin: Springer, p. 155-173 19 p.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    27 Downloads (Pure)

    Solar energy for all? Understanding the successes and shortfalls through a critical comparative assessment of Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Mozambique, Sri Lanka and South Africa

    Kumar, A., Ferdous, R., Luque-Ayala, A., McEwan, C., Power, M., Turner, B. & Bulkeley, H., 1 Feb 2019, In : Energy Research and Social Science. 48, p. 166-176 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
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  • 9 Citations (Scopus)
    45 Downloads (Pure)