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Jean-François Mouhot is a research fellow at Georgetown University (Washington D.C.) and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris with a long interest in energy and climate change issues.
He completed his PhD in 2006 at the European University Institute of Florence. Jean François Mouhot has previously studied and taught history in France, the UK, Canada, Ireland, Italy and the US. He worked as a research fellow at the University of Birmingham between 2006 and 2011. He works for an EU-funded (Marie Curie) research project in Georgetown University and the EHESS and the environmental history of Saint Domingue and Haiti (1492-present), working with one of the leading scholars in the field of environmental history, John R. McNeill.
Jean-François is the author of several books and articles. In the field of energy and climate change he recently published an article entitled “Past connections and present similarities in slave ownership and fossil fuel usage” in the journal Climatic Change, and a book : Energy Slaves. Reflexion upon climate change.