DR Sangeetha Chandra-Shekeran

DR Sangeetha Chandra-Shekeran


  • Geographical political economy, socio-technical change, evolutionary economic geography, neoliberalism, sustainability and environmental justice



  • Sangeetha is lecturer in the School of Geography, Faculty of Science at the University of Melbourne. She is a political and economic geographer who researches how large complex socio-technical systems undergo change. Her PhD thesis focused on demand management in the Victorian electricity industry. Sangeetha is interested in the political economic dimensions of environmental change. In particular questions of state power and capital accumulation that shape environmental outcomes. Sangeetha's research is motivated by the challenge of deep decarbonisation - unless we can understand how change occurs in our most emissions intensive sectors we cannot know what steps are effective to take. Prior to undertaking her PhD Sangeetha worked in climate change and energy policy for the Federal Government, and at the Victorian Law Reform Commission.   



Education and training

  • BA (Hons), University of Melbourne
  • MA, University of Chicago
  • LLB (Hons), University of Melbourne
  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2014

Awards and honors

  • Australian Postgraduate Association, 2009
  • Asia Dunlop Fellowship, 2003
  • Australian Federation of University Women, 2001
  • Fulbright Award, 2001