Mikkel Vindegg is a social scientist specialized in qualitative energy research.
Vindegg speaks Nepali and his doctoral research is based on work in Nepal, making up a combined eighteen months of field research, using participant observation and interviews as methods.
He has investigated the impact of electricity shortage on a textile industry (MA), as well as the broader social and political impacts of regimes of energy distribution (PhD), showing how energy access becomes entangled with state relations, infrastructural stability, and development.
More recently, Vindegg has expanded his research interests to include climate adaptation and food.
Vindegg's BA, MA and PhD degrees are all from the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo. He has also been a visiting researcher at the Department of Anthropology at Durham University. Before joining CICERO, Vindegg worked as a senior lecturer at the Department of Social Anthropology in Oslo.
Out stealing firewood
October comes over. The electricity prices headline the front page of your wallet. In the special offer counter of your local grocery store you spot vegan hot dogs, 40% off. They expire today. Perfect.
Clean cooking: A recipe for a better world
Switching cooking in developing countries to cleaner forms of energy will lead to better health and lower greenhouse gas emissions. The 4CImpacts project looks at how gas use can be scaled up in Tanzania, and what consequences it will have for the climate, health and society.
Adaptation | Energy consumption | Just transition | Health
4CImpacts - Universal Energy Access: Clean cooking and climate change impacts
Lack of access to clean cooking technology is the single largest environmental risk factor for disease and disability in countries relying on traditional biomass fuels for household energy due to household air pollution.
Adaptation | Air pollution | Health
Climate and society
In the Climate and society group, we do research on and for transformation processes towards a low-emission and climatically adapted society. In doing so, we analyze interactions between relevant processes and actors at different scales in order to produce high-quality research that is applicable for various societal actors.