João Vicente Melo se graduó en Sociologia por el ISCTE- Instituto Universitario de Lisboa (Portugal). Historia por la Università di Genova. Obtuvo el Master of Arts (MA) en Historia Cultural en el Goldsmiths, University of London (Reino Unido) y es doctor en Historia (PhD) por la Swansea University (Reino Unido).

 Ha sido investigador postdoctoral en la Universitat Pompeu Fabra, University of Liverpool y University of Oxford. Es autor de la monografía Jesuit and English experiences at the Mughal Court, c. 1580-1615 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022, in print) and one of the co-authors of Keywords of Identity, Race, and Human Mobility in Early Modern England (Amsterdam University Press, 2021). Journal of Early Modern History, el Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orientthe Sixteenth Century Journal o Portuguese StudiesHe is also the editor of a forthcoming critical edition of The Writings of Antoni de Montserrat at the Mughal Courta forthcoming critical edition of Antoni de Montserrat’s writings on Mughal India which will published by Brill between 2022 and 2023. He has published his research findings in edited books and journals such as the Journal of Early Modern History, the Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, the Sixteenth Century Journal or Portuguese Studies.  His current research project, MIBER-Mobility and Integration in the Iberian Colonial Systems, examines the influence of the interpersonal relations and networks developed by Spanish migrants across the Portuguese empire and their role in the interconnection between the two Iberian colonial systems during the years of the Union of Crowns (c. 1580-1640). 

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