Research Team

SEA-Mozambique is led by Vanesa Castán Broto at the Sheffield Urban Institute (UI), in close collaboration with Idalina Baptista (Oxford University), Josh Kirshner (University of York), and Domingos Augusto Macucule (Universidade Eduardo Mondlane). The project is coordinated by Shaun Smith, also based at the Sheffield Urban Institute.

Vanesa Castán Broto

Vanesa Castán Broto is Professorial Fellow at the Urban Institute, University of Sheffield, UK. Vanesa’s research focuses on the governance of global environmental change in the age of urbanization.

Vanesa's profile

Domingos Macucule

Domingos Macucule is professor of planning at the Faculdade de Arquitectura e Planeamento Fisico, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique.  He is currently director of CEDH (Centro de estudo de desenvolvimento do habitat).

Domingos's profile

Idalina Baptista

Idalina Baptista is Associate Professor in Urban Anthropology at the University of Oxford, UK. Her research focuses on the colonial and post-colonial geographies of urban energy infrastructure and urbanisation in African cities. Currently her research focusses on the governance of electricity infrastructures through a historically situated study of the national electricity utility Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM).

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Joshua Kirshner

Joshua Kirshner is Lecturer (Assistant Professor) of Human Geography in the Environment Department at University of York, UK. His research focuses on the links between development, spatial planning, energy systems and the politics of urban change. His current focus is on governance and energy infrastructures in opposition-led cities in Mozambique.

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Shaun Smith

Shaun Smith is a research associate at the Urban Institute, University of Sheffield, UK. He currently researchers on the everyday practices of energy access in Mozambique with a focus on the complex fuel transitions in Maputo. He has previously conducted research on the relationship between services and land tenure relations in Kenyan cities, infrastructure and evictions in Kenya, and land tenure reform in Rwanda.

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