Mercedes Galindez

PhD candidate in Economic and Environmental History
Mercedes Galindez

I am a part-time PhD Researcher funded by the Energy Policy Research Group and supervised by Professor Paul Warde. My research focuses on wind power development and financing in Europe, 1990 – 2019.

Previously I worked on Latin American history, having completed a 'Licenciatura' in History and Literature at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (2010) and an MPhil in Latin American Studies at the University of Cambridge funded by the Gates Cambridge Trust (2012).

My PhD research project aims to study the role of capital in the development of wind power in Europe from the moment key markets announced renewable energy frameworks in 1990 to the consolidation of the industry in 2019.

‘The green institutional investor: Wind power investment in Europe, 1990-2016’, presented at the Energy and Policy Research Group Weekly Energy & Environment Seminars, Cambridge, UK (May 2020)

‘Espectáculo para peregrinos. Prensa y cultura de la movilización de masas en el Congreso Eucarístico Internacional, 1934’, presented at III Jornadas Catolicismo y Sociedad de Masas en la Argentina del siglo XX, at Universidad de Rosario, Argentina (September 2012)

‘A debate of resistance: Cultural Studies vs. Subaltern Studies in Post-modernity’, presented at Postgraduates in Latin American Studies Annual Conference Programme, at Oxford University, UK (June 2012)

‘The Uruguayan Media’s Portrait of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1933-1945’, presented at Seventh Woodrow Borah International Colloquium “Writing across the Americas: Policies, Politics, Poetics”, at Tel Aviv University, Israel (May 2012)


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Darwin College, Cambridge, CB3 9EU


Key publications

‘Prensa y cultura de movilización de masas en el Congreso Eucarístico Internacional de 1934’, in Ecos de la Historia, Boletín del Instituto de Historia Argentina y Americana, Universidad Católica Argentina, Buenos Aires, 2010

‘Mucho más que proteger’, in Carlos Pellegrini hoy. La opinión de los estudiantes universitarios V, Editorial Dunken, Buenos Aires, pp. 67-88, 2008