Antonella works on the role of gender and local cultures in the understanding of energy practices and energy consumption at individual and household level. For the Future of Cooling programme, she will investigate the interplays between culture, identity and social relations in cooling energy household practices.
Antonella holds a PhD in 'Energy Transition in the Brazilian Amazon. A Gender Perspective' from King's College London. In her thesis she explored the impacts of energy access on local productive activities, health and gender relations in ethno-cultural communities in the Brazilian Amazon. She also worked on a project exploring the effectiveness of 'Energy Safety Nets' in low-income and marginalised groups in Brazil. Antonella holds a BA in Theoretical Philosophy and Languages from the University of Bari.