Welcome! I am Fidel J. Tavárez, a historian of the early modern Spanish Atlantic, with a particular focus on issues of political economy, political culture, and imperial governance. Broadly speaking, my research explores how the Hispanic world—including Spain and Latin America—governed, harnessed, and adapted to the effects of early modern globalization and capitalism.
I am Assistant Professor of History at Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY). Before joining Queens College's History Department, I held an Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Center for Global History of the Freie Universität Berlin and a Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Chicago. I earned a PhD in history at Princeton University in 2016.