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Gustav Cederlöf is a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography at King’s College London. He has a BA in Development Studies from Uppsala University (2010) and an MSc in Human Ecology from Lund University (2013), both awarded with distinction. He has also studied philosophy, environmental impact assessment, GIS, and musicology.
Gustav has been awarded funding for undergraduate and postgraduate fieldwork by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), The Wenner-Gren Foundation, the Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography, and Sida.
Before joining King’s, he worked with the Society for the Promotion of Himalayan Indigenous Activities (SOPHIA) and The Swallows India Bangladesh in Dehradun, India, at the contentious nexus of indigenous livelihoods, forest conservation, and national development in the Himalayas.
Member of the Contested Development research group.
Gustav’s research examines the history of energy use and electrification in revolutionary Cuba; a country that within a few years in the early 1990s experienced an 85 percent decline in oil supply when the Soviet Union collapsed. In the mid-2000s, after more than a decade of permanent energy shortage, the Cuban energy systems were radically overhauled in a national ‘energy revolution’, which markedly decarbonised the Cuban economy.
The research interweaves ethnographic everyday experiences of energy use with the history of Cuban energy policy and global political economy. Based on archival and ethnographic fieldwork, it examines
The research is funded by the King’s College London Graduate School, with additional support for fieldwork in Cuba from The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).
King's College London
Environmental Actors and Politics, Department of Geography (PGT, 2016/17, 15/16, 13/14)
Geographical Research Skills, Department of Geography (UG, 2016/17)
The International Politics of Energy, Department of Political Economy (UG, 2013/14)
London School of Economics
Sustainable Development, Department of Geography & Environment (UG, 2015/16)
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Master of Science, A Farewell to Oil: Low-Carbon Ecology and Social Power in Cuban Urban Agriculture, Lund University
Award Date: 1 Jan 2013
Bachelor of Arts, Uppsala University
Award Date: 1 Jan 2010
Research output: Working paper/Preprint › Working paper
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis › Doctor of Philosophy