Plutshack, Victoria

Victoria Plutshack is a Senior Policy Associate at the Duke University Energy Access Project at the Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability. She is a qualitative social scientist, whose prior research includes analysis of off-grid solar business models in India and interviews to explore the political economy of energy transitions. At Duke her work focuses on technology policy questions around the scale up of mini-grid solutionspublic financing in the off-grid space, and how gender plays a role in technology change. She also works to bridge the gap between practitioner experience and researcher knowledge in the energy access space.

Her recent work includes the use of contemporary and historical case studies and recent student projects on the role of gender in appliance interventions. She is currently leading a project on the Political Economy of Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access. Victoria holds a Ph.D. in Land Economy and a M.Phil. in Technology Policy from the University of Cambridge. She holds a B.A. in History from the University of Chicago.

People | 4 October 2022