Javier A. Nieves Torres


Javier A. Nieves Torres (Visiting Summer Researcher) is an undergraduate student at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) Mayagüez campus, where he is completing his final year in a History major and a Gender Studies minor. Nieves Torres has been working as a research assistant for the National Institute for Energy and Island Sustainability (INESI) of the UPR analyzing stakeholder perceptions on energy as well as the history of Puerto Rico’s energy transitions. His research interests include the transdisciplinary study of energy governance and the social acceptance of energy transitions. He is currently collaborating with professors Marla Pérez Lugo and Cecilio Ortiz García utilizing Multi-Level Analysis to study the energy transitions in the Puerto Rican archipelago. While at PLAS this summer, Nieves Torres will work with Drs. Perez-Lugo and Ortiz Garcia on the NSF CRISP “Open Access Smart Grid Project” finalizing the analysis of interviews utilizing NVivo software from July 15 to August 11, 2018.