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Currently, I work as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (UAM). I hold a PhD degree in sociology and social anthropology from the Central European University in Budapest. During my career I have received grants to work as a visiting researcher at the Columbia University in NYC and at the Institute for Advanced Studies of Science, Technology and Society at TU in Graz. I carry out several projects on politics of socio-technological change in the area of energy and climate.

Research Interests:

Social studies of science and technology (STS), socio-technical change, climate and energy politics, economic sociology and anthropology of markets

Recent Publications:


Lis, Aleksandra. 2017. "Politics and Knowledge Production: Between Securitization and Riskification of the Shale Gas Issue in Poland and Germany", in: Szulecki, Kacper. Energy Security in Europe. Palgrave Macmillan.


Lis, Aleksandra; Agata Stasik. 2017. Hybrid forums, knowledge deficits and the multiple uncertainties of resource extraction: Negotiating the local governance of shale gas in Poland. Energy Research & Social Science, 28(2017), 29-36.


Lis, Aleksandra; Piotr Stankiewicz. 2017. Framing Shale Gas for Policy-Making in Poland. Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, 19(1), 53-71.


Braendle, Claudia; Aleksandra Lis; Torsten Fleischer, Darrick Evensen, Jessanne Mastop. 2017. Prerequisites for a Social Licence to Operate in the (Shale) Gas Industries. M4ShaleGas, 2015-2017.


Lis, Aleksandra; Claudia Braendle. 2017. Report on the public perceptions of shale gas in various EU Member States, public attitudes and communication strategies developed around shale gas investments (update 2015-2017). M4ShaleGas, 2015-2017. 



Bernaciak, Magdalena; Aleksandra Lis. 2016. Weak Labour, Strong Interests: Polish Trade Unions and the Integration of EU Energy and Service Markets. JCMS-Journal of Common Market Studies 2016, 1-17 DOI: 10.1111/jcms.12506



Paul Upham, Aleksandra Lis, Hauke Riesch, Piotr Stankiewicz. "Addressing social representations in socio-technical transitions with the case of shale gas", Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, pp. 1-22; available on-line at doi:;

Lis, Aleksandra; Claudia Braendle, Torsten Fleischer, Merryn Thomas, Darrick Evensen, Jessanne Mastop, Existing European data on public perceptions of shale gas [pierwszy raport z realizacji zadań projektu finansowanego w ramach H2020: M4ShaleGas, 2015-2017]; [20 XI 2015].



Aleksandra Lis. "Strategies of Interest Representation: Polish Trade Unions in EU Governance", Europe-Asia Studies, 66(3): 444-466.

Arno Simons, Aleksandra Lis, Ingmar Lippert. "The political duality of scale-making in environmental markets", Environmental Politics, 23(4): 632-649. DOI: 0.1080/09644016.2014.893120.


Hauke Riesch, Christian Oltra, Aleksandra Lis, Paul Upham, Mariette Pol. "Internet-based public debate of CCS: Lessons from online focus groups in Poland and Spain," Energy Policy, 56: 693-702.


Aleksandra Lis, Jane Desbarats. "Carbon capture and storage in Poland: national strategies and local controversies," CRCEES. Assessing Accession Working Paper 1, Glasgow: University of Glasgow, 2012: 1-30.

Piotr Stankiewicz, Aleksandra Lis. "Dla kogo elektrownia jądrowa? Wyniki badań opinii publicznej", in: Energetyka jądrowa w Polsce, (eds) K. Jeleń, Z. Rau, Warszawa: LEX a Wolters Kluwer Business, pp. 1019-1063.

Christian Oltra, Paul Upham, Hauke Riesch, Alex Boso, Suzanne Brunsting, Elisabeth Duetschke, Aleksandra Lis. "Public responses to CO2 storage sites: lessons from five European cases," Energy and Environment, 23(2-3): 227-248.



Aleksandra Lis. "Negotiating the European Union Emission Trading Scheme: reconstructing a calculative space for carbon", Polish Sociological Review, 2(174): 77-94.

David Reiner, Hauke Riesch, Chi Kong Chyong, Suzanne Brunsting, Marjolein de Best-Waldhober, Elisabeth Duetschke, Christian Oltra, Aleksandra Lis, Jane Desbarats, Mariette Pol, Sylvia Breukers, Paul Upham, Sarah Mander. Opinion shaping factors towards CCS and local CCS projects: Public and stakeholder survey and focus groups, Cambridge: Cambridge Judge Business School.

Aleksandra Lis, Jane Desbarats. Case study: the Bełchatów CCS Project, in: Engagement and communication strategies for CCS Project: Gaps between current and desired practices and exemplary strategies, (eds) S. Breukers, M. Pol, P. Upham, A. Lis, J. Desbarats, T. Roberts, E. Duetschke, Ch. Oltra, S. Brunsting, M. de Best-Waldhober, D. Reiner, H. Riesch, Amsterdam: Energy Centre of the Netherlands, Deliverable 3.1: 92-115.

Current Research Project:


"M4ShaleGas: Measuring, monitoring, mitigating managing the environmental impact of shale gas", Horizon2020 - Research and Innovation Framework Programme.


„Gaz z łupków nowym wyzwaniem dla Europy: rola wiedzy eksperckiej w procesach integracji europejskiej” [„Shale gas as a new challenge for Europe: re-thinking the role of expertise in European integration processes”], Polish National Science Centre.


„Ku wspólnej europejskiej polityce energetycznej? Debaty o bezpieczeństwie energetycznym w Polsce i w Niemczech” [„Towards a common energy policy? Debates on energy security in Poland and in Germany”], Polish-German Science Foundation (PNFN/DPWS).
Membership in International Organizations:
  • European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA)
  • European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST)

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