Mostafa Mohie Lotfy

Mostafa Lotfy is a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Rice University. His dissertation research focuses on energy transition in Morocco. He studies the potential of green hydrogen to accelerate a post-petroleum future while examining the risk of transforming Morocco into a sacrifice zone for ensuring global environmental remediation.

Prior to starting his doctoral studies at Rice, he got his MA in cultural anthropology from the American University in Cairo. A monograph based on his MA thesis was published by Cairo Papers in Social Science as Biographies of Port Said: Everydayness of State, Dwellers, and Strangers. He worked as a journalist for the bilingual news website Mada Masr in Egypt, and as a researcher for two short documentary films.

Research Areas

Urbanism, Infrastructure, Climate Change, Energy Transition, Middle East and North Africa


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