Dr. Mathieu Blondeel


Mathieu BlondeelI am a postdoctoral researcher at the GIIS, interested in a variety of topics located at the intersection of global energy and climate politics. I have been studying international “anti-fossil fuel norms”, with a particular focus on the cases of fossil fuel divestment, the phase-out of coal-fired power generation, coal mining moratoria and fossil fuel subsidy reform. My work has been published in peer-reviewed journals (e.g. Global Environmental Politics, Energy Research & Social Science, Climatic Change, and Global Transitions) and books. I have presented work at renowned international conferences (e.g. ISA, ECPR, etc.). Within the research group, I am now also seeking to develop a research agenda on “greening central banking” and the role of (public) finance in energy transitions.

I am involved as co-lecturer in the course “Global Energy Politics” and as a guest lecturer in the course “Globalization & Global Governance”, both in the MSc International Politics at Ghent University. I teach on (the history of) climate governance, energy poverty & development, energy justice, and energy activism. I have also guest lectured at University College Karel De Grote (Antwerp) and I am regularly invited as a speaker, expert panellist, or discussant during public talks or workshops on climate change and energy politics.


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