Clarence is a PhD candidate in urban studies and history at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (Centre Urbanisation Culture Société) and at Sorbonne University (UMR SIRICE). His thesis, directed by Sophie L. Van Neste and Alain Beltran, studies tthe history of energy in Montréal between 1939 and 1979. It focuses on the social and spatial consequences of urban energy transitions towards electricity, gas, and oil. He holds a master’s degree in Science and Technology Studies from York University. His research is financed by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Comité d’histoire de l’électricité et de l’énergie d’EDF, and the Chaire de recherche du Canada en action climatique urbaine. Within the Chaire de recherche du Canada en action climatique urbaine, he collaborates with Sophie L. Van Neste and Frédéric Mercure-Jolette on the development of postwar suburbs through the case of Ville d’Anjou.
Within the Chair, he collaborates with Sophie L. Van Neste and Frédéric Mercure-Jolette on the Ville