academic Publications



Imperial Portugal in the Age of Atlantic Revolutions: The Luso-Brazilian World, c. 1770-1850. Cambridge: Cambridge U.P., 2013. pp. xiv + 450.

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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


(with Álvaro Caso Bello). 'Report on the Agrarian Law' and Other Writings. Economic Ideas that Built Europe Series. London: Anthem Press, 2016.





(with Matthew Brown). 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

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


(With Matthew Brown) “Europe and Latin America in the 1820s”. European History Quarterly 41:3 (2011).


(with Matthew Brown). “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

"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.