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People Dr Idalina Baptista

Research Associate, Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities

University Lecturer in Urban Anthropology

Idalina's research focuses on the theoretical and practical challenges of governing urbanization and energy infrastructures in African cities. Her latest research project, “Electric Urbanism: the Governance of Electricity in Urban Africa”, uses the case study of the prepaid electricity system in Maputo, Mozambique, to examine the challenges of accessing utility services in the global South.