The Urban Energy Justice Lab is proud to recognize Dominic Bednar who was recently selected for a Fulbright award to study in Chile. Dominic is a University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability doctoral candidate studying energy justice.

“I’m thrilled to expand my energy justice research inquiry to Santiago, Chile – including additional vulnerable populations in my examination of energy poverty disparities,” said Bednar.

“This submersion into a new cultural context will provide me the opportunity to advance globally inclusive solutions that promote climate equity. I’m excited to collaborate with Dr. Felipe Encinas at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and researchers at RedPE (Energy Poverty Network) to explore the socio-spatial distributions of household energy efficiency and to understand how energy needs and interests are described by residents in the region.”

The Fulbright Program is devoted to increasing mutual understanding between the people of the United States and people of other countries. Fulbright is the world’s largest and most diverse International exchange program. As a Fulbright recipient, Dominic will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with international partners in educational, political, cultural, economic, and scientific fields. Since its inception in 1946, more than 390,000 “Fulbrighters” have participated in the Program.