Dr Pedro Ramos Pinto
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.
In my current work I am 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. Most recently I worked with Dr. Poornima Paidipaty on the history of the measurement of inequality, supported by a grant from the Philomathia Trust.
Since 2018, I am Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the International Inequalities Institute at the London School of Economics.
I am also interested in the history and political economy of welfare. One aspect of this concerns 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).
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 Europe and beyond, 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)
Paco Ruzzante, The Beveridge Report and the Southern European Welfare Model, 1942-1986
Roseanna Webster, Women’s Political Participation in Spain’s Transition to Democracy: Local, National and Transnational Feminisms in the Long 1970s, co-supervised with Dr. Lucy Delap.
Giulio Zorini, Religion of war and Nazification of fascism during the Repubblica Sociale Italiana (1943 - 1945), co-supervised with Prof. Robert Gordon
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. (PhD Awarded 2019)
Niccolò Serri, From Conflict to Welfare: Wage Integration Schemes and the Italian Labour Movement 1968-1987. (Phd Awarded 2019)
Nathaniel Kunkeler ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼Myth and Respectability in Swedish and Dutch Fascism, 1931-1940, co-supervised with Prof. John Pollard (University of Cambridge, PhD Awarded 2018)
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)
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.
Member of Editorial Board of Contemporary European History
Member of Editorial Board of The Historical Journal
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