Kärg’s research bridges resource and energy geographies, economic sociology, and science and technology studies. Her recent work has focused on the science and politics of unconventional energy development. In particular, her DPhil thesis analysed the making of oil shale as an economically, technologically and socially feasible ‘resource of the future’ and traced the geographies of knowledge and technology exchange between oil shale developing countries. She is currently developing a book manuscript based on this research, while expanding her empirical inquiry to other unconventional fossil fuels as well as non-energy materials and wastes. Her theoretical work engages with recent conceptualizations of materiality, politics of knowledge and geographies of marketization in the social sciences.