Sarah H. Kelly

Academic Appointments
  • Program Manager of the Energy Justice Clinic, Irving Institute of Energy & Society

  • Lecturer in Geography

  • Associate Researcher, Centro de Investigación para la Gestión Integrada del Riesgo de Desastres, Chile

Sarah Kelly is a geographer with fifteen years of experience in community-based research on water and energy equity. As an applied researcher, she was trained in the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology at the University of Arizona. Sarah holds long-term research relationships with Mapuche-Williche communities in Chile, where she has investigated hydropower, cultural cartography, and Indigenous rights. In 2021, she co-founded the Energy Justice Clinic at Dartmouth College. Originally from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Sarah is excited to expand upon local collaborations in New Hampshire and Vermont to support making the energy transition more just and accessible for all. Sarah's research is published in Energy Policy, Energy Research and Social Science, and Geoforum, among other journals. 

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Irving Institute, Room IR-354
HB 6017




  • BA Colby College
  • MA University of Arizona
  • PhD University of Arizona