Sandra Jazmin Barragan Contreras

Sandra Jazmin Barragan Contreras


Personal profile


Sandra is a Research Associate at the Sustainable Consumption Institute, investigating the (un)just transition to Net Zero and the political economy of green energy transitions. She completed her PhD in Human Geography at the University of Sheffield, where she examined the energy transition in Mexico from an energy justice perspective. Alongside her research, Sandra has worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) at both the University of Sheffield and the University of Leeds. She is particularly interested in exploring how different worldviews, interests, and power dynamics shape energy transitions and their implications for the Global South.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Human Geography, The University of Sheffield

Master of Science, Environmental Change and International Development, The University of Sheffield

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Sustainable Consumption Institute
  • Energy
  • Global inequalities


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