PhD Candidate, Department of Social Anthropology


Lorenzo is a PhD student at the University of St Andrews and the Centre for Energy Ethics. He holds a Master’s degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology from La Sapienza University of Rome, and has previously conducted ethnographic fieldwork in the Sierra Norte de Puebla, Mexico. His PhD project is a multimodal (digital and in-presence) ethnographic research with an Italian renewable energy cooperative which explores how the cooperative navigates the expanding national energy market and the new policy framework on energy communities.   

His research covers energy transition, prosumerism and ethical consumerism, community activism, and social entrepreneurship. He is committed to developing interdisciplinary and collaborative research, particularly in the field of renewable energy communities (RECs). 

Selected publications

Sapochetti, L. 2019. A difesa di un “Progetto di vita”: Pastorale Indigena e conflitti territoriali nella Sierra Norte de Puebla (Messico). L’Uomo, vol. IX, n. 1, pp. 171-20.