In September 2015, I began a PhD at the European University Institute, funded by the competitive Salvador de Madariaga programme. My thesis is on the Spanish anarchists and the Russian Revolution. My work focuses on the transnational and comparative history of revolutions and radical ideas. I explore how revolutionary models were transmitted and conjugated with local conditions and discourses, with special focus on Spain and Russia. I work under the supervision of Alexander Etkind and Chris Ealham.
In the course of my research, I have unearthed important sources that change some of the field’s previous assumptions. I worked in archives in Spain, the Netherlands, Italy, France, and Russia. I have disseminated some of my findings in leading publications in different languages and at academic events across Europe.
I the spring of 2018, and again in 2019, I worked as a visiting lecturer at the University of Barcelona, where I have been teaching a module on Soviet history to second-year BA students covering the years 1945-1991. These exchanges have been sponsored by Professor Pelai Pagès and funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education.
Before moving to Florence, in 2013-2015, I completed an MPhil in Modern British and European History at the University of Oxford, where I was supervised by Graciela Iglesias-Rogers and Dan Healey. Prior to that, in 2010-2013, I obtained a BA (First Class Honours) at University College London’s School of Slavonic and East European Studies.