José Luis Gasch-Tomás holds a Ph.D. in History and Civilization from the European University Institute in Florence (EUI), where he defended his thesis entitled Global Trade, Circulation and Consumption of Asian Goods in the Atlantic World: The Manila galleons and the social elites of Mexico and Seville (1580-1640) in 2012. Gasch-Tomás has published numerous publications on trade and consumption of Asian goods in the Spanish empire during the seventeenth century, as well as on the importance of the networks of migrants and traders across the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans in the configuration of Globalization during the Early Modern Period. After having enjoyed a Marie Curie-ITN post-doctoral contract, Marie Curie – ITN within the framework of the project “ForSEADiscovery” at the CSIC (Madrid), Gasch-Tomás currently teaches in public high schools in Madrid.

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