Ceren holds her undergraduate and M.S. degrees in Sociology from Middle East Technical University. Before joining to the Climate and Energy College at the University of Melbourne, she worked at the European Climate Foundation as Turkey senior associate between 2013-2018 and at the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) as conservation supervisor between 2006-2013. Her research focuses on the disruptive role of solar power in coal to clean transformation. She focuses on the justice realm of decarbonization process via designating the justice-related gaps in transition scholarship and the political economy beneath mainstreaming solar power. Ceren’s research contributes to translating elements of high penetration of low-carbon technologies into a just transformation process taking into account burdens of transition to affected communities of climate change, impacted communities from the technological shift; social inequality, and ecological unity and equity.
Disruptive role of solar power in power sector transformation.
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