academic Publications



The European Seaborne Empires: From the Thirty Years’ War to the Age of Revolutions. New Haven and London: Yale U.P., 2019.    

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Imperial Portugal in the Age of Atlantic Revolutions: The Luso-Brazilian World, c. 1770-1850. Cambridge: Cambridge U.P.

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Selected Reviews:

English Historical Review
American Historical Review

The Americas



Enlightenment, Governance, and Reform in Spain and its Empire, 1759-1808. Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

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Selected reviews:

European History Quarterly
Journal of Modern History
Revista de Indias


Edited Volumes


(Co-editor). 'Report on the Agrarian Law' and Other Writings. Economic Ideas that Built Europe Series. London: Anthem Press, 2016.







(Co-editor). Connections after Colonialism: Europe and Latin America in the 1820s. Atlantic Crossings Series. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2013.

Selected Reviews:

Journal of Latin American Studies
Hispanic American Historical Review

History Today
Reviews in History



Enlightened Reform in Southern Europe and its Atlantic Colonies, c. 1750-1830. Empires and the Making of the Modern World Series. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2009.

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Selected reviews:

English Historical Review
Journal of Latin American Studies


Guest-Edited Journal Issues


New Directions in the Political History of the Spanish-Atlantic World, c. 1750-1850 in the Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies 24:2 (2018)


"Liberalism in the Early Nineteenth-century Iberian World". History of European Ideas 41:2 (2015).


(Co-editor) “Europe and Latin America in the 1820s”. European History Quarterly 41:3 (2011).


(Co-author). “Introduction: The Persistence of Mutual Influence: Europe and Latin America in the 1820s”. European History Quarterly 41:3 (2011): 387-396.



Selected Peer-reviewed Articles and Book Chapters


The ‘Parry Report’ (1965) and the Establishment of Latin American Studies in the United KingdomHistorical Journal. Published online: 28 August 2018, pp. 1-22






"Romantic Liberalism in Spain and Portugal, c. 1825-1850". Historical Journal 58:2 (2015): 481-511







“Colonial Societies”. In H.M. Scott, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750, vol. II (Oxford U.P., 2015), pp. 280-306.






"The Study of Political Thought in the Ibero-Atlantic World during the Age of Revolutions". Modern Intellectual History 10:2 (2013): 437-448.



"Political Economy, Local Knowledge, and the Reform of the Portuguese Empire, c. 1750-1810". In Jesús Astigarraga and Javier Usoz, eds., L'économie politique et la sphère publique dans le débat des Lumières (Madrid: Casa de Velázquez, 2013), pp. 245-258.






"Colonies and Empire in the Political Thought of Hegel and Marx". In Sankar Muthu, ed., Empire and Modern Political Thought (Cambridge: Cambridge U.P., 2012), pp. 292-323. 






“The Brazilian Origins of the 1826 Portuguese Constitution”. European History Quarterly 41:3 (2011): 444-471.


“José da Silva Lisboa and the Vicissitudes of Enlightened Reform in Brazil, 1798-1824”. In Paquette, ed., Enlightened Reform (2009), pp. 361-388.


"The Dissolution of the Spanish Atlantic Monarchy". The Historical Journal 52:1 (2009): 175-212.  


State-Civil Society Cooperation and Conflict in the Spanish Empire: The Intellectual and Political Activities of the Ultramarine Consulados and Economic Societies, c. 1780-1810”. Journal of Latin American Studies 39:2 (2007): 263-298.