Jessica Caporusso



Ph.D. Candidate


I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at York University, Canada. My research centers sensory anthropology, political ecology, and feminist STS as modes of inquiry into green energy regimes in the Global South. Currently, this work is concerned with growing demands for sustainable energy sources in an increasingly climate-sensitive world. By concentrating on the design and implementation of bioenergy schemes in the Republic of Mauritius, I examine the possibilities and frictions of using sugarcane—a plant deeply rooted in colonialism—as feedstock to actualize sustainable energy futures. I am an active member of the Plant Studies Collaboratory, the Technoscience Salon, and the York University Energy Working Group and have written as a contributing author for EnviroSociety and the Blackwood Gallery (University of Toronto).