His research in Early Modern History focuses on the history of international informal relations, Atlantic History, connected, and Atlantic History and History of Representation and Violence. Under these dimensions, he seeks to understand the position of the Hispanic Monarchy in the Early Modern period through its framework of external relations across the planet.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the Universidad de Deusto with Honours (1999) and a Ph.D. in History and Civilization from the European University Institute (EUI) of Florence (2004). In his doctoral work, under the direction of Laurence Fontaine and Fernando Bouza Álvarez (Universidad Complutense, Madrid) as external supervisor, he applied a comparative and transnational perspective, crossing and analyzing dispersed sources across nine European countries (mainly Spain, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Italy, and Belgium). Written in English, it was published under the title Irish influence at the Court of Spain in the Seventeenth Century (Dublín, Four-Courts, 2008).
During his post-doctoral stay founded by the Spanish Ministry of Education (2005) under the supervision of Professor Nicholas Canny in Moore Institute (National University of Ireland, Galway), he developed the Atlantic dimension of the research, focusing, for reaching that objective, on the Spanish Caribbean, where important Irish and British communities were established, whose study serves to understand the functioning of external relation and attraction of the Hispanic Monarchy. He has published partial results, being the most important the volume Irlanda y el Atlántico Ibérico (Valencia, Albatros, 2010) together with Enrique García Hernán, that brought an important contribution to the debate on Atlantic and Global History. Currently, he is about to finish a final monograph covering from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century. This forthcoming publication has been delated due to the availability of resources, that allowed the researcher to broaden the analysis period beyond the conventional barriers of the Early Modern period.
He joined the Area of Early Modern History of the Universidad Pablo de Olavide (UPO) by the end of 2015, an aspect that allowed him to participate uninterruptedly and simultaneously in several research projects (at regional, national and international level), including Red Columnaria, and also to mature enough to direct a Coordinated R&D project (2012-14).
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