Jessica Caporusso is a Ph.D. Candidate (ABD) in the Department of Anthropology at York University, Canada. Her scholarly interests center sensory anthropology, political ecology, and science & technology studies. Her current research is concerned with growing demands for sustainable energy sources in an increasingly climate-sensitive world. By concentrating on the design and implementation of bioenergy schemes in the Global South, she examines possibilities and constraints of using sugarcane, a plant rooted in colonialism, as feedstock to actualize energy futures.
Ms. Caporusso is an active member of several teaching and research teams at OCAD University, the University of Toronto, and York University. She is a contributor of the Plant Studies Collaboratory, the Technoscience Salon, EnviroSociety, and the York University Energy Working Group. Her research is supported by scholarships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Government of Ontario.