School of Social and Political Science

Paulina Gonzalez Martinez

Job Title

PhD student

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Research interests

Research interests

Balance of power, Environment, ethnography, Institutions and institutional change, Ideology, nationalism, Policy construction, Sustainability, Inequality, Light, electrification, Mexico, Developing World, Neoliberalism, energy, State-formation, Nation-state, Energy & Infrastructure, Power and resistance, trade unions



Dr Jamie Cross

Senior Lecturer, Social Anthropology and Development; Associate Dean (Knowledge Exchange and Impact), College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Dr Aaron Kappeler 

Lecturer in Anthropology of Development


2016-2017  MSc in Environment and Development, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

2002-2007 BA in Political Sciences and Public Administration with Specialty in Political Marketing, Universidad Iberamericana, Mexico City, Mexico.

Academic Awards

CONACYT-SENER "Energy Sustainability", PHD full scholarship, 2018-2022.

CONACYT-SENER "Energy Sustainability", Masters full scholarship, 2016-2017.

Academic Work

Tutor/Teaching assistant for "Development: Principles and Practices", MSc Environment and Development, School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh.

Conferences organisation (collaboration)

  • "The Just Transition towards a Low-Carbon Economy- integrating climate, energy and environmental justice", 2018, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • "Energy Justice Research Retreat", 2017, St. Andrews University, Scotland.

Complementary Qualifications


  • Gender Issues, Mexico.
  • Not Just Energy Futures Research Group, UoE.
  • Energy and Society Network, UoE.
  • Sustainable Development Association, UoE.
  • Low Carbon Society; Mexican Society and Latin American Society, UoE.

Professional Background

  • Associate General Director at the Unit of Especial Activities, Presidency of the Republic, Mexico.  (Federal Government) 2017-2018 
  • Area Director for the Protocol Division at the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Federal Government) 2015-2016
  • Area Director at the Unit of Especial Activities, Presidency of the Republic of Mexico (Federal Government) 2013-2015 
  • Consultant at Semitki Consultores, advisement on marketing, public policy, communication and administrative strategies for local governments.  (Private enterprise) 2013
  • General Director of Delegation Management at Delegación Cuajimalpa de Morelos, Mexico City. (Local Government) 2012
  • Private Secretary to the General Director of Radio Educación XEEP, broadcasting station of the Mexican Ministry of Public Education. (Federal Government) 2010-2011
  • Adviser at the Political Coordination Board of the Mexican Senate of the Republic. (Federal Government) 2009
  • Coordinator of Social Media in a Local Congressmen Campaign for the Legislative Assembly of Mexico City. (Local Government) 2009
  • Private Secretary to General Director of Consorcio Estratégico Corporativo COESCO, Public Relations and Communication Strategies.  (Private enterprise) 2007-2009
  • Paid Intership: Adviser at the Coordination of Advisors of the Parliamentary Faction of Nueva Alianza Party at Legislative Assembly of Mexico City, during the Fourth Legislature. 2006