Dr. Kathleen Araújo is the Director of the Energy Policy Institute, the policy arm for the Center for Advanced Energy Studies, a consortium of public universities in Idaho and Wyoming, together with Idaho National Laboratory. She is also the Associate Professor of Energy Innovation Systems and Policy at Boise State University, and the Book Series Editor for Routledge’s Studies in Energy Transitions.
Dr. Araújo works to advance critical decision-making on energy systems change in line with priorities that include sustainability, safety, security, and industrial development. Her book Low Carbon Energy Transitions: Turning Points in National Policy and Innovation (Oxford University Press) sheds light on such interactions through an in-depth examination of four transformations that occurred since the global oil crisis of 1973. She earned her Ph.D. at MIT and completed post-doctoral research at the Harvard Kennedy School in science-technology policy, and nuclear safety. Dr. Araújo consults for governmental/inter-governmental organizations and industry.