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Aleesha Rodriguez

Phd Candidate, Digital Media Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology

Aleesha advocates for climate justice and her research interrogates the intersection of the environment, technology, energy, and society—with particular interest on how the (big) battery brings together these themes.

Her current research uses digital media tools to detect, visualise, and analyse the issues raised in online public debates about big batteries in Australia – starting with the Hornsdale Power Reserve in South Australia. The aim of her research understand how public debates about grid-scale batteries are shaping Australia’s energy future.


  • –present
    Phd Student , Queensland University of Technology


  • 2016 
    University of Queensland, Bachelor of Arts: Sociology (Honours I)
  • 2015 
    University of Queensland , Diploma of Arts: Sociology
  • 2012 
    University of Queensland , Bachelor of Arts: Ancient History/History, Studies of Religion