Within this project, David Schröter focuses on the political, economic and social dimensions of lithium as an energy assemblage that shapes relationships amongst humans and between humans and new energy materials in the age of sustainable development. By studying the trajectories of the national lithium industry in Bolivia and its relevance in both domestic politics and international investments and trades, he seeks to understand how Bolivia negotiates with uncertainties in domestic and global political economies while promising a sustainable future – and sustainable domestic development through lithium. David Schröter completed an M.Sc. at the University of Utrecht in social and cultural anthropology. For his M.Sc. thesis, he examined practices of sovereignty within the Federation of Neighborhood Councils in El Alto, Bolivia.