Emilka Skrzypek is a social anthropologist specialising in resource extraction, social complexities of mining exploration projects, and the role of natural resources in shaping local and global societies.

Emilka was based at CSRM between 2017-19 as a Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions Fellow, working on a project that looked at the contemporary practice and future potential of participatory approaches in stakeholder engagement at mining and exploration projects in PNG. She continued her collaboration with CSRM through a British Academy-funded project looking at the justice dimensions of extracting energy transition metals from the Pacific (https://jtpac.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/).

She is the author of Revealing the Invisible Mine (Berghahn, 2020) and the editor, with Nick Bainton, of The Absent Presence of the State in Large-Scale Resource Extraction Projects (ANU Press, 2021, https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctv1zcm2sp).

Emilka is currently the Deputy Director of the Centre for Energy Ethics at the University of St Andrews. Her research work continues to explore the role of the Pacific in the global energy transitions to low-carbon energy systems.