Holly Caggiano

I am a Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, co-advised by Dr. Elke Weber & Dr. Chris Greig.

My research explores social dimensions of the renewable energy transition in the US. My current work investigates how diverse stakeholder groups form coalitions to advocate for energy systems change. This work connects patterns across decision-making scales, exploring the ways individual decision-making influences collective action and how collective action disrupts existing relations of power in local energy politics.

Drawing from my interdisciplinary social science background, my work critically evaluates both top-down and bottom-up approaches that aim to advance equitable climate change mitigation & adaptation efforts.

I earned my Ph.D. from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, and my dissertation research, supervised by Dr. Rachael Shwom & Dr. Cara Cuite, explored social-behavioral drivers of household resource consumption at the food-energy-water nexus.

Kajū-ji Temple. Kyoto, Japan. May 2019