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Alevgul Sorman

Alevgul Sorman

  • Position:
    Ikerbasque Research Fellow
  • Main Research Field:
    Ecological and Biophyscial Economics, Societal Metabolism, Integrated Assessment, Energy Transitions and Justice
  • BC3 Research Line:
    2. Research Line Low Carbon
  • Contact information:
    Email address: alevgul.sorman@bc3research.org
    Contact phone: +34 94-401 46 90 ext. 120
  • Scopus Author ID: 45261576100
  • ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9935-5140

Short CV

Alev Sorman has formerly been a postdoctoral researcher within the Integrated Assessment group at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). She received her PhD from the same institute in 2011 focusing on the “Energetic Metabolism of Societies”. She has collaborated in projects applying the societal metabolism framework to different cases; in energy planning in the African context, analyzing tourism dynamics in the Galapagos Islands and investigating water metabolism and options of conflict resolution on the island of Cyprus. Alev holds a BSc in Environmental Engineering from the Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey with a period spent abroad at Rice University – Houston, Texas, USA. She completed her masters in 2007, with an MSc degree in LUMES – Lund University International Master’s Programme in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science, Lund, Sweden.

She has previously been a visiting researcher at the Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies (Sweden), Universidad Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Instituto de Altos Estudios (Ecuador) and the Italian National Institute for Statistics (Italy). In 2012, she also participated in the 24th Ship for World Youth (SWY) Programme hosted by the The International Youth Exchange Organization of Japan (IYEO) and in 2020 facilitated the Global Environmental and Climate Change Course on the 32nd SWY Programme.

Journal Articles

  • 2020
  • Lieu J., Hanger-Kopp S., van Vliet O., Sorman A.H. 2020. Assessing risks of low-carbon transition pathways. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions. 35. 261-270. DOI (10.1016/j.eist.2020.04.009).
  • Lieu J., Sorman A.H., Johnson O.W., Virla L.D., Resurrección B.P. 2020. Three sides to every story: Gender perspectives in energy transition pathways in Canada, Kenya and Spain. Energy Research and Social Science. 68. DOI (10.1016/j.erss.2020.101550).
  • Sorman A.H., García-Muros X., Pizarro-Irizar C., González-Eguino M. 2020. Lost (and found) in Transition: Expert stakeholder insights on low-carbon energy transitions in Spain. Energy Research and Social Science. 64. DOI (10.1016/j.erss.2019.101414).
  • 2018
  • Kovacic Z., Spanò M., Piano S.L., Sorman A.H. 2018. Finance, energy and the decoupling: an empirical study. JOURNAL OF EVOLUTIONARY ECONOMICS. 28. (3) 565-590. DOI (10.1007/s00191-017-0514-8).

Book chapters

  • 2019
  • Alevgul H. Sorman, Cristina Pizarro-Irizar, Xaquín García-Muros, Mikel González-Eguino, Iñaki Arto. 2019 Spain: On a rollercoaster of regulatory change: risks and uncertainties of renewable energy transitions . In: Alexandros Nikas, Susanne Hanger, Jenny Lieu. In: Case study narratives on risks and uncertainties associated with climate mitigation pathways. London. Routledge. 296. ISBN 9780429458781.
  • 2018
  • Avila-Calero, S.,Sorman, A.H. 2018 Transición Energética (Energías Renovables). In: Giacomo D'Alisa, Federico Demaria y Giorgos Kallis (eds.). In: Decrecimiento. Vocabulario para una nueva era. Edición ampliada para Latinoamérica. México. ICARIA. ISBN 978-84-9888-866-9.
  • Turhan, E., Sorman, A. H., Larsen, K. 2018 Reconciling qualitative and quantitative storytelling in just energy decision making: A research design challenge contribution . In: Sumpf, P. and Büscher, C. eds.,. In: SHAPE ENERGY Research Design Challenge: Control, change and capacity-building in energy systems. Cambridge: SHAPE ENERGY.
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