Grace Mbungu

Grace Mbungu

Fellow and Ph.D. Candidate

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Berliner Strasse 130 -14467 Potsdam, Germany
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Grace Mbungu is a Fellow and Ph.D. candidate at the IASS Potsdam since May 2016. Her Ph.D., research focuses on the social dynamics of energy transitions. More specifically, she focuses on identifying and contextualizing the factors that hinder or support the adoption and sustainable use of clean, safe, efficient, and affordable cooking technologies and fuels. At the IASS, she supports the energy team as well as the KLASICA Alliance. She has BA with honors in Political Science and Women´s Studies as well as a Master of Public Administration (MPA) with a focus on human rights and international development from Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA.

Before joining the IASS, Grace worked as a junior researcher at DIALOGIK: Institute for Communication and Cooperation Research in Stuttgart, Germany. Earlier, Grace had worked at Jubilee USA Network, in Washington DC; as a teaching and research assistant at the Political Science Department, a program assistant at the Women´s Center, and as a peer mentor and facilitator at the Women´s Studies Program at Bowling Green State University. She is also actively involved with human rights and social justice issues and has volunteered at numerous organizations in Kenya, the USA, and Germany.