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Dr. François Mouillot

Research Assistant Professor

Office: DLB726

Tel: 3411 6674

Email: fmouillot@hkbu.edu.hk

Dr. Mouillot’s interdisciplinary research is at the intersection of Music and Cultural/Media Studies. It focuses on the mediation of popular and experimental music practices primarily through their infrastructural and technological dimensions, and on contemporary identity politics in relations to these practices and other forms of popular culture. He has particular interest in music scenes of various industrialized minority cultures (Hong Kong, the province of Québec in Canada, and the Basque region in France/Spain among others). His work analyses historic and current developments in the recording and live music industries, digitization, the evolution of contemporary urban cultures, the construction of contemporary minority identities, as well as improvisation and Do-It-Yourself practices in music.

At Hong Kong Baptist University, Dr. Mouillot holds a joint appointment in the Department of Music and in the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing, and he is a member of the Creative Media and Practice Research Cluster. He is an active member of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music and the Cultural Studies Association.

In the past, Dr. Mouillot has pursued his research and taught at the School of Creative Media-City University of Hong Kong, in the Department of Communication Studies at McGill University (Montreal, Canada), in the Department of Music at York University (Toronto, Canada), and in the School of Languages and Literatures at the University of Guelph (Guelph, Canada). He holds a PhD in Communication Studies from McGill University, and has received an M.A. degree in European Studies and a B.A. in Music from the University of Guelph, Canada. 

Dr. Mouillot plays the guitar and a number of electronic and noise-making instruments, and has been active in various projects blending popular and experimental musical aesthetics.