In my scholarship and teaching, I bring historical methods and social theory to bear on the analysis of continuing and unfolding crucial debates. My research incorporates both empirical and analytical work drawn from the social sciences as it applies to problems of technological change, industrialisation, colonialism, ecological transformations, slavery and globalisation.
One of the central aims of my research is to advance more nuanced and complex world histories that devote attention to global connections and circulation while incorporating accounts of marginalised and excluded communities, such as peasants, slaves and indigenous peoples.
I am also a member of the Research Group on Empires, Metropolises, and Extra-European Societies (GRIMSE) and researcher at two projects funded by the Spanish Government, respectively, on the history of inequality and the transnational history of capitalism in Latin America.
I have been a reviewer for several academic journals, including History of Science, Enterprise & Society, History of Technology, Empiria, Historia Mexicana and Investigaciones de Historia Económica as well as for international publishers such as Bloomsbury, Rowman & Littlefield and Palgrave.
I am co-convener of the Consortium for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine Working Group on Latin America and member of the Editorial Board of Global Epistemics (Rowman & Littlefield International).
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