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.
Starting in August 2020, I will be assistant professor of history at Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY). I currently hold an Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship and am based in the Center for Global History at the Freie Universität Berlin. Before my current position, I held a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Chicago and received a PhD in history from Princeton University.
Freie Universität Berlin
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