Research Associate, Department of History, Harvard University, 2018-present
Assistant Research Professor, Climate Change Institute, 2017-present
Director of Communications & Education, Blue Ocean Watch, 2018-Present
Managing Editor, Harvard's Digital Historical Atlas (DARMC), 2016-Present
Managing Director, World Ocean Forum, 2018-2019
Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of History, Harvard University, 2015-2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Climate Change Institute, University of Maine, 2015-2017
Lecturer on the History of Science (U.S. and European health and welfare), Harvard University 2015-16
Teaching Fellow and Doctoral Candidate, Harvard University, 2008-2014
PhD, Harvard University
MA, Harvard University
BA, Washington University in St. Louis
Languages: English, Italian, French, Latin, Greek, Spanish, German.
Alexander More's research focuses on the impact of climate change on population health and the economy. By using climate science, historical and archaeological records, More brings recent drastic changes into a broader perspective, one that permits stark comparisons between current and historical trends in temperature, pollution, pandemic disease, and extreme weather, all of which directly impact food production, human health, economic prosperity, and political stability. He is author of several landmark studies of pre-industrial climate and pollution and an active contributor to the field of planetary health. He currently holds an appointment in the Department of History at Harvard University and is also Assistant Research Professor at the Climate Change Institute (University of Maine). Combining the expertise and resources of the two institutions, More leads a project on the impact of climate change on human and ecosystem health and the economy in the last millennium. In addition to academic journals, his work has been featured in The Washington Post, CNN, Natural History Magazine,The Guardian, Popular Science, Forbes, Smithsonian Magazine, Der Spiegel, Archaeology Magazine, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Frankfurter Allgemein, Atlas Obscura, Eos, Science et vie, and more than 150 other print and online publications (see media page).