Senior Lecturer
Departament d'Humanitats - Institut Universitari d'Història Jaume Vicens Vives
Research Group on Empires Metropolis and Extra-european Societies (GRIMSE)

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Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27 08005 Barcelona

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Stephen Jacobson is an associate professor (professor agregat), director of the Institut d'Història Jaume Vicens Vives, and former coordinator of the Master's in World History. Before coming to the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, he served as a  lecturer at King's College London and an adjunct professor at the University of New Hampshire. He received his Ph.D. from Tufts University (1998) and his J.D. and M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania (1991). He is the author of Catalonia's Advocates: Lawyers, Society, and Politics in Barcelona, 1759-1900 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009) and the co-editor, along with Alfred McCoy and Josep Maria Fradera, of Endless Empire: Spain's Retreat, Europe's Eclipse, America's Decline (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2012).  His most recent research concerns a micro-history that takes place in Barcelona and Buenos Aires in the mid-nineteenth century, and studies militia and banking networks that crisscross the Atlantic World. On the Master's, he teaches the core course, "Themes, Theories, and Methods."