Lecturer in International Economic History
Director of Graduate Studies, Faculty of History
Cambridge CB2 1TJ
Lecturer in International Economic History and Fellow of Trinity Hall.
I joined the Faculty in 2013, after five years at the University of Manchester, where I was Simon Research Fellow in History (2008-2010) and Lecturer in International History (2011-2013). I read history at Cambridge, where I also took my M.Phil (Economic and Social History) and PhD.
My current research explores the creation, evolution and implications of authoritarian welfare regimes in Southern Europe and Latin America. This has evolved from earlier work which explored the interaction between the Portuguese Dictatorship and its citizens to explain the emergence of social movements of the urban poor during the Carnation Revolution (1974-1976), a theme which is explored in my book Lisbon Rising (2013).
Alongside this, I am also interested in understanding how contemporary inequalities are shaped by the past, bringing a more long-term view to explain how and why societies distribute resources, opportunities and capabilities. As part of this, I direct a research network on the topic of Inequality and History, which was started by an AHRC grant. With a grant from the Philomathia Trust I am currently working with Dr. Poornima Paidipaty on the history of the measurement of inequality.
In addition, I continue to have an interest on the study of social movements and protest, both in historical and in contemporary perspective.
I supervise research students at M.Phil and PhD levels across a number of topics - I particularly welcome applicants interested in exploring aspects of contemporary social and economic History in Southern Europe and Latin America, including on topics of social movements, inequality, authoritarianism and social citizenship.
Paper 18 'European History Since 1890'
Economics for Historians
M.Phil in Economic and Social History
Central Concepts in Economic and Social History
Inequality: A Global History (Option Paper)
Tiago Carvalho Dynamics of Citizenship and Protest in Times of Austerity: Portugal and Spain in Comparative Perspective (2008-2014), Co-supervised with Dr. T.J. Miley, Dep. of Sociology, Cambridge (Currently in Year 4)
Niccolò Serri, From Conflict to Welfare: Wage Integration Schemes and the Italian Labour Movement 1968-1987 (Currently in year 3)
Paco Ruzzante, The Beveridge Report and the Southern European Welfare Model, 1942-1986 (Currently in year 2)
Nathaniel Kunkeler ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼Fascist and Outside Perspectives on Fascism in North-Western Europe, 1922-1945, co-supervised with Prof. John Pollard (Currently in year 2)
Roseanna Webster, Women’s Political Participation in Spain’s Transition to Democracy: Local, National and Transnational Feminisms in the Long 1970s (Currently in year 1, co-supervised with Dr. Lucy Delap)
Patrick Doyle (ESRC +3) ‘Better Farming, Better Business, Better Living’: The Co-operative Movement and the Development of the State in Ireland, 1894-1932 (University of Manchester, PhD Awarded 2014).
Rosy Rickett (ESRC 3+1) Refugees of the Spanish Civil War and those they left behind: personal testimonies of departure, separation and return since 1936 (University of Manchester, PhD Awarded 2014)
Other Professional Activities
Director, AHRC Research Network on Inequality, Social Science and History
Associate Research Fellow, Joint Centre for History & Economics, Harvard and Cambridge
Research Associate, Institute of Contemporary History, New University of Lisbon
Mário Soares Foundation Prize in Contemporary History, 2008.
Lisbon Rising: Urban Social Movements in the Portuguese Revolution, 1974-1975, Manchester University Pres, 2013
Hear a panel on the Portuguese Revolution, 40 years on at Monocle 24 Radio.
Pedro Ramos Pinto and Bertrand Taithe (eds.) The Impact of History: histories at the beginning of the 21st Century. Routledge (2015)
Articles and Book Chapters:
“‘Onde estavas tu no 25 de Abril, pá?’: Revolucionários, movimentos sociais e cidadania quotidiana” in José Neves (ed.) Quem Faz a História? Ensaios sobre Portugal Contemporâneo, Edições Tinta-da-China. 2016.
"'Mild Mannered'? Protest and Mobilisation in Portugal under Austerity, 2010–2013", co-authored with Guya Accornero, West European Politics.
A summary of the article above was published in the Democratic Audit blog.
‘Everyday Citizenship under Authoritarianism: the cases of Spain and Portugal’, in Francesco Cavatorta (ed.) Civil Society Activism under Authoritarian Rule: A Comparative Perspective. Routledge/ECPR Series in European Political Science, 2012.
‘Housing and Citizenship: building social rights in 20th Century Portugal’, Contemporary European History, 18 (2), 199-215, 2009.
‘Urban Social Movements and the Transition to Democracy in Portugal, 1974-1976’ The Historical Journal, 51 (4), 1025-1046, 2008.
‘Social Capital as a capacity for Collective Action’, in Assessing social capital: concept, policy, practice. Edited by Rosalind Edwards, Jane Franklin and Janet Holland. Cambridge, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007.
'The Inequality Debate' in Items: Insights from the Social Sciences, SSRC Digital Magazine, 20 September 2016.
'History Manifested: A Commentary on continuity, disruption and the production of history', European Review of History: Revue européenne d'histoire, 22:5 (2015): 835-838 - a commentary Zoltán Boldizsár Simon's article in the same issue.
'Authoritarianism and Globalization in Historical Perspective', APSA-Comparative Democratization Newsletter, Vol.13, No.2, 2015.
‘How does Inequality Matter?’ in Rémi Genevey, Rajendra K. Pachauri, Laurence Tubiana (eds.)Reducing Inequalities: A Sustainable Development Challenge, TERI Press, New Delhi, 2013.
With Mónica Brito Vieira, ‘The New Politics of Welfare Reform’; co-authored introduction, ‘Understanding the New Politics of Welfare Reform’ Political Studies, 61 (3), 474-479, 2013
Review of Gerd-Rainer Horn’s ‘The Spirit of ’68: Rebellion in Western Europe and North America, 1956-1976’, The Historical Journal 51 (1), 2008.
Interview: ‘Os trilhos da ciência política portuguesa: uma conversa com David Goldey.’ Análise Social XLVI, no. 200 (2011)
With Ichiro Kawachi, Adam Coutts and Ben Cave, Social capital indicators in the UK, report commissioned and published by the Commission for Racial Equality, 2007.