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Asensio Robles is a PhD candidate at the European University Institute, in Florence, where he works on a thesis on the Spanish transition to democracy (1973–1982) and its impact on US-Western European relations. 

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Valencia, and a Master of Science (With Distinction) in American History from the University of Edinburgh. He has also been a visiting researcher at the London School of Economics and Columbia University. 

His research and teaching interests include international history, new histories of capitalism, transnationalism, the Cold War, and European integration studies.