Dr Julia McClure

  • Senior Lecturer (History)

Research interests

I am an early modern global historian of the Spanish Empire, specialising in the history of poverty, charity, and inequality. My work explores how concepts of poverty played a role in the formation of colonial societies and imperial inequalities. It also examines the impacts of colonialism on Indigenous societies, their strategies of resistance, and the ecological impacts of imperialism. In the last years my broader research projects have focused on the history of Indigenous agroecological communities in the South of Mexico. My first monograph, The Franciscan Invention of the New World (Palgrave, 2016) explored the role of missionaries and the ideology of poverty in the early Atlantic world. My second monograph, Empire of Poverty: The Moral-Political Economy of the Spanish Empire (forthcoming), explores how concepts, laws, and institutions of poverty were central to the legitimation, governance, and business of empire and how Indigenous and Black people used concepts of poverty to create ways to resist colonialism.

I have broad interests in the role of law, institutions and cultural practices in shaping patterns of global inequality. I have written on the socio-economic rights of the poor and the legal history of property and subsistence rights. I also have broad interests in global environmental history and the ecological impacts of imperialism. I am interested in using queer theory as a methodology for decolonising our understanding of the world and the relations between humans and nature.

In 2021, I co-founded the food sovereignty network which works with grassroots organisations in Scotland and around the world to examine the challenges to food sovereignty, including historic issues such as land access, the structure of the capitalist system and global supply chains, and legacies of colonialism. I am part of an international team of researchers examining contemporary challenges to agroecology in Latin America.

In 2015 I founded the poverty research network which is an inter-disciplinary and international collaboration which aims to deepen our understanding of the historically constructed nature of poverty as a way of offering new insights into how poverty is caused and addressed today. I was the P.I. of an international AHRC/GCRF project, ‘Beyond Development: Local Visions of Global Poverty’. During this project I held workshops in Brazil, Bangladesh, Mexico, Slovenia, and Senegal to investigate the intersection between local conceptions and experiences of poverty in relation to global narratives of development. I organised an exhibition based upon newly commissioned films that challenged stigmatising representations of poverty. I am interesting in exploring new ways in which the arts and humanities can contribute to understandings of poverty and finding new solutions.

Before working at the University of Glasgow, I was a lecturer at the Global History and Culture Centre at the University of Warwick and held postdoctoral fellowships at the European University Institute in Florence and the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History at Harvard.

Research groups

Publications

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Number of items: 44.

2024

McClure, J. (2024) The intellectual foundations of imperial concepts of inequality. Global Intellectual History, 9(1-2), pp. 18-35. (doi: 10.1080/23801883.2022.2062413)

McClure, J. (2024) Empire of Poverty: The Moral-Political Economy of the Spanish Empire. Oxford University Press. (Accepted for Publication)

2023

Chadwick, A. , Cardwell, E., Giraldo, O. F., Keller, K., López, R., McClure, J. , Rosset, P. and Vallejo Reyna, A. (2023) Protecting, respecting, or violating peasants’ rights? UNDROP, the state and ‘Sembrando Vida’ – Mexico’s flagship reforestation project. McGill Journal of Sustainable Development Law, (Accepted for Publication)

McClure, J. (2023) Poverty and ideology: historic pathways. In: Christiansen, C.O., Machado-Guichon, M.L., Mercader, S., Hunt, O.B. and Jha, P. (eds.) Talking About Global Inequality: Personal Experiences and Historical Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, pp. 21-29. ISBN 9783031080418 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-08042-5_3)

McClure, J. (2023) A Companion to Viceregal Mexico City, 1519–1821. John F. Lopez, ed. Brill's companions to the Americas 3. Leiden: Brill, 2021. xviii + 504 pp. $280. Renaissance Quarterly, 76(4), pp. 1523-1524. (doi: 10.1017/rqx.2023.554)[Book Review]

2022

Bhambra, G. K. and McClure, J. (Eds.) (2022) Imperial Inequalities: The Politics of Economic Governance across European Empires. Series: Postcolonial International Studies. Manchester University Press. ISBN 9781526166142

McClure, J. (2022) Taxation, welfare, and inequalities in the Spanish imperial state. In: Bhambra, G. K. and McClure, J. (eds.) Imperial Inequalities: The Politics of Economic Governance across European Empires. Series: Postcolonial International Studies. Manchester University Press. ISBN 9781526166142

McClure, J. (2022) Rethinking the historic models of the role of constitutions in shaping patterns of inequality. In: Chadwick, A., Lozano-Rodriguez, E., Palacios-Lleras, A. and Solana, J. (eds.) Markets, Constitutions, and Inequality. Routledge. ISBN 9781003202257 (doi: 10.4324/9781003202257)

McClure, J. (2022) Conquest by contract: property rights and the commercial logic of imperialism in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec (Southern Mexico). Bulletin of Latin American Research, 41(4), pp. 557-572. (doi: 10.1111/blar.13356)

McClure, J. (2022) Scarcity and Risk in the Tropics. [Website]

McClure, J. (2022) The Rights of the Poor: taking the long view. In: Jensen, S. B.L. and Walton, C. (eds.) Social Rights and the Politics of Obligation in History. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, pp. 29-46. ISBN 9781316519233 (doi: 10.1017/9781009008686.002)

McClure, J. (2022) Poverty and race. In: Terpstra, N. (ed.) The Cultural History of Poverty. Bloomsbury. (Accepted for Publication)

2021

McClure, J. (2021) The legal construction of poverty: examining historic tensions between property rights and subsistence rights. In: Egan, S. and Chadwick, A. (eds.) Poverty and Human Rights. Edward Elgar, pp. 54-67. ISBN 9781839102103 (doi: 10.4337/9781839102110.00010)

McClure, J. (2021) Connected global intellectual history and the decolonisation of the curriculum. History Compass, 19(1), e12645. (doi: 10.1111/hic3.12645)

McClure, J. (Ed.) (2021) Special Issue: Beyond Development - Local Histories of Global Poverty [Guest Editor]. School of Law, University of Warwick.

McClure, J. (2021) The [in]hospitable world. In: Koskenniemi, M. and Brett, A. (eds.) History, Politics, Law: Thinking Through the International. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK, pp. 231-252. (doi: 10.1017/9781108903516.015)

McClure, J. (2021) Special Issue Introduction: Beyond Development: Local Histories of Global Poverty. Law, Social Justice and Global Development, 26, pp. 1-7. (doi: 10.31273/LGD.2022.2601)

2020

Hitchcock, D. and McClure, J. (Eds.) (2020) The Routledge History of Poverty, c. 1450-1800. Series: Routledge histories. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY. ISBN 9781138555006

Hitchcock, D. and McClure, J. (2020) Introduction: poverty in early modern history. In: Hitchcock, D. and McClure, J. (eds.) Routledge History of Poverty, c. 1450-1800. Series: Routledge histories. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY, xvi-xxvii. ISBN 9781138555006 (doi: 10.4324/9781315149271-111)

McClure, J. (2020) Poverty and empire. In: Hitchcock, D. and McClure, J. (eds.) Routledge History of Poverty, c. 1450-1800. Series: Routledge histories. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY, pp. 39-59. ISBN 9781138555006 (doi: 10.4324/9781315149271-3)

McClure, J. (2020) Guatemala and Women - Alone at the Altar: Single Women and Devotion in Guatemala, 1670–1870. By Brianna Leavitt-Alcántara. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2018. Pp. 297. $65.00 cloth. Americas, 77(3), pp. 486-488. (doi: 10.1017/tam.2020.55)[Book Review]

McClure, J. (2020) The darker side of rights in global intellectual history: an ambivalent case of Franciscan poverty. In: Mäkinen, V., Robinson, J. W., Slotte, P. and Haara, H. (eds.) Rights at the Margins: Historical, Legal and Philosophical Perspectives. Series: Brill's studies in intellectual history (316). Brill: Leiden ; Boston. ISBN 9789004416772

2019

McClure, J. (2019) The globalisation of Franciscan poverty. Journal of World History, 30(3), pp. 335-362. (doi: 10.1353/jwh.2019.0062)

McClure, J. (2019) To Sin No more, Franciscans and Conversion in the Hispanic World, 1683–1830. By Rex Galindo. Redwood City, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2017. 348 pp. $65 cloth. Church History, 88(2), pp. 522-524. (doi: 10.1017/S0009640719001495)[Book Review]

McClure, J. (2019) The Franciscan order: global history from the margins. Renaissance Studies, 33(2), pp. 222-238. (doi: 10.1111/rest.12391)

McClure, J. (2019) Nuns Navigating the Spanish Empire. By Sarah E Owens. Albuquerque: New Mexico Press, 2017. Americas, 76(1), pp. 162-163. (doi: 10.1017/tam.2018.103)[Book Review]

McClure, J. (2019) Translating Franciscan poverty in colonial Latin America. In: Mander, J., Midgley, D. and Beaule, C. (eds.) Transnational Perspectives on the Conquest and Colonization of Latin America. Series: Routledge studies in the history of the Americas. Routledge: New York. ISBN 9780367353100

McClure, J. (2019) Worlds within worlds: the institutional locations of global connections in early-modern Seville. Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, 44(1), pp. 33-51. (doi: 10.26431/0739-182X.1327)

McClure, J. , Chowdhury, A., Easterby-Smith, S., Ferreras, N., Gueye, O., Priyadarshini, M., Serels, S. and Vos, J. (2019) Inequality and the future of global history: A round table discussion. Journal of Indian Ocean World Studies, 3(1), pp. 53-81. (doi: 10.26443/jiows.v3i1.58)

2018

McClure, J. (2018) Americas since Columbus - Exploitation, Inequality, and Resistance: A History of Latin America Since Columbus. Edited by Mark A. Burkholder, Monica Rankin, and Lyman L. Johnson. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. Americas, 75(4), pp. 776-777. (doi: 10.1017/tam.2018.63)[Book Review]

McClure, J. (2018) The charitable bonds of the Spanish Empire: the Casa de Contratación as an institution of charity. New Global Studies, 12(2), pp. 157-174. (doi: 10.1515/ngs-2018-0026)

McClure, J. (2018) Introduction, Empires of Charity Special Edition. New Global Studies, 12(2), pp. 123-129. (doi: 10.1515/ngs-2018-0025)

2017

McClure, J. (2017) Earthrise: the Franciscan story. Medieval History Journal, 20(1), pp. 89-117. (doi: 10.1177/0971945816687683)

McClure, J. (2017) Transatlantic Obligations: Creating the Bonds of Family in Conquest-Era Peru and Spain, by Jane E. Mangan. English Historical Review, 132(555), pp. 369-371. (doi: 10.1093/ehr/cew431)[Book Review]

McClure, J. (2017) Emperor’s new clothes? Using medieval history to reflect on the globalization paradigm. EUI Working Papers: Max Weber Programme,

McClure, J. (2017) The Franciscan Invention of the New World. Series: The New Middle Ages. Palgrave: Basingstoke. ISBN 9783319430225 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-43023-2)

McClure, J. (2017) Religious exemption and global history before 1300 – closing comments. Medieval Worlds, 6, pp. 272-277. (doi: 10.1553/medievalworlds_no6_2017s272)

2016

McClure, J. (2016) Ancient Religions, Modern Politics: The Islamic Case in Comparative Perspective. By Michael Cook. History, 101(348), pp. 759-762. (doi: 10.1111/1468-229X.12305)[Book Review]

McClure, J. (2016) Outlaws of the Atlantic: Sailors, Pirates, and Motley Crews in the Age of Sail. By Marcus Rediker. History, 101(347), pp. 607-608. (doi: 10.1111/1468-229X.12199)[Book Review]

McClure, J. (2016) Review: Jerry Brotton, This Orient Isle, Elizabethan England and the Islamic World (Allen Lane, 2016), History Workshop Online. History Workshop Online, 21 Jun. [Book Review]

2015

McClure, J. (2015) A new politics of the Middle Ages: a global Middle Ages for a global modernity. History Compass, 13(11), pp. 610-619. (doi: 10.1111/hic3.12280)

McClure, J. (2015) Review: Lynn, Hunt, Writing History in the Global Era (New York, 2014). Reviews in History(1732), (doi: 10.14296/RiH/2014/1732)[Book Review]

2013

McClure, J. (2013) The Poor and the Perfect: The Rise of Learning in the Franciscan Order 1209-1310. By Nelihan Şenocak. History, 98(331), pp. 437-439. (doi: 10.1111/1468-229X.12017_8)[Book Review]

McClure, J. (2013) Poverty, power, and knowledge: an early entangled history of Hispaniola. Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 38(2), pp. 197-219.

This list was generated on Fri Apr 12 05:04:37 2024 BST.
Number of items: 44.

Articles

McClure, J. (2024) The intellectual foundations of imperial concepts of inequality. Global Intellectual History, 9(1-2), pp. 18-35. (doi: 10.1080/23801883.2022.2062413)

Chadwick, A. , Cardwell, E., Giraldo, O. F., Keller, K., López, R., McClure, J. , Rosset, P. and Vallejo Reyna, A. (2023) Protecting, respecting, or violating peasants’ rights? UNDROP, the state and ‘Sembrando Vida’ – Mexico’s flagship reforestation project. McGill Journal of Sustainable Development Law, (Accepted for Publication)

McClure, J. (2022) Conquest by contract: property rights and the commercial logic of imperialism in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec (Southern Mexico). Bulletin of Latin American Research, 41(4), pp. 557-572. (doi: 10.1111/blar.13356)

McClure, J. (2021) Connected global intellectual history and the decolonisation of the curriculum. History Compass, 19(1), e12645. (doi: 10.1111/hic3.12645)

McClure, J. (2021) Special Issue Introduction: Beyond Development: Local Histories of Global Poverty. Law, Social Justice and Global Development, 26, pp. 1-7. (doi: 10.31273/LGD.2022.2601)

McClure, J. (2019) The globalisation of Franciscan poverty. Journal of World History, 30(3), pp. 335-362. (doi: 10.1353/jwh.2019.0062)

McClure, J. (2019) The Franciscan order: global history from the margins. Renaissance Studies, 33(2), pp. 222-238. (doi: 10.1111/rest.12391)

McClure, J. (2019) Worlds within worlds: the institutional locations of global connections in early-modern Seville. Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, 44(1), pp. 33-51. (doi: 10.26431/0739-182X.1327)

McClure, J. , Chowdhury, A., Easterby-Smith, S., Ferreras, N., Gueye, O., Priyadarshini, M., Serels, S. and Vos, J. (2019) Inequality and the future of global history: A round table discussion. Journal of Indian Ocean World Studies, 3(1), pp. 53-81. (doi: 10.26443/jiows.v3i1.58)

McClure, J. (2018) The charitable bonds of the Spanish Empire: the Casa de Contratación as an institution of charity. New Global Studies, 12(2), pp. 157-174. (doi: 10.1515/ngs-2018-0026)

McClure, J. (2018) Introduction, Empires of Charity Special Edition. New Global Studies, 12(2), pp. 123-129. (doi: 10.1515/ngs-2018-0025)

McClure, J. (2017) Earthrise: the Franciscan story. Medieval History Journal, 20(1), pp. 89-117. (doi: 10.1177/0971945816687683)

McClure, J. (2017) Emperor’s new clothes? Using medieval history to reflect on the globalization paradigm. EUI Working Papers: Max Weber Programme,

McClure, J. (2017) Religious exemption and global history before 1300 – closing comments. Medieval Worlds, 6, pp. 272-277. (doi: 10.1553/medievalworlds_no6_2017s272)

McClure, J. (2015) A new politics of the Middle Ages: a global Middle Ages for a global modernity. History Compass, 13(11), pp. 610-619. (doi: 10.1111/hic3.12280)

McClure, J. (2013) Poverty, power, and knowledge: an early entangled history of Hispaniola. Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 38(2), pp. 197-219.

Books

McClure, J. (2024) Empire of Poverty: The Moral-Political Economy of the Spanish Empire. Oxford University Press. (Accepted for Publication)

McClure, J. (2017) The Franciscan Invention of the New World. Series: The New Middle Ages. Palgrave: Basingstoke. ISBN 9783319430225 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-43023-2)

Book Sections

McClure, J. (2023) Poverty and ideology: historic pathways. In: Christiansen, C.O., Machado-Guichon, M.L., Mercader, S., Hunt, O.B. and Jha, P. (eds.) Talking About Global Inequality: Personal Experiences and Historical Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, pp. 21-29. ISBN 9783031080418 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-08042-5_3)

McClure, J. (2022) Taxation, welfare, and inequalities in the Spanish imperial state. In: Bhambra, G. K. and McClure, J. (eds.) Imperial Inequalities: The Politics of Economic Governance across European Empires. Series: Postcolonial International Studies. Manchester University Press. ISBN 9781526166142

McClure, J. (2022) Rethinking the historic models of the role of constitutions in shaping patterns of inequality. In: Chadwick, A., Lozano-Rodriguez, E., Palacios-Lleras, A. and Solana, J. (eds.) Markets, Constitutions, and Inequality. Routledge. ISBN 9781003202257 (doi: 10.4324/9781003202257)

McClure, J. (2022) The Rights of the Poor: taking the long view. In: Jensen, S. B.L. and Walton, C. (eds.) Social Rights and the Politics of Obligation in History. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, pp. 29-46. ISBN 9781316519233 (doi: 10.1017/9781009008686.002)

McClure, J. (2022) Poverty and race. In: Terpstra, N. (ed.) The Cultural History of Poverty. Bloomsbury. (Accepted for Publication)

McClure, J. (2021) The legal construction of poverty: examining historic tensions between property rights and subsistence rights. In: Egan, S. and Chadwick, A. (eds.) Poverty and Human Rights. Edward Elgar, pp. 54-67. ISBN 9781839102103 (doi: 10.4337/9781839102110.00010)

McClure, J. (2021) The [in]hospitable world. In: Koskenniemi, M. and Brett, A. (eds.) History, Politics, Law: Thinking Through the International. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK, pp. 231-252. (doi: 10.1017/9781108903516.015)

Hitchcock, D. and McClure, J. (2020) Introduction: poverty in early modern history. In: Hitchcock, D. and McClure, J. (eds.) Routledge History of Poverty, c. 1450-1800. Series: Routledge histories. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY, xvi-xxvii. ISBN 9781138555006 (doi: 10.4324/9781315149271-111)

McClure, J. (2020) Poverty and empire. In: Hitchcock, D. and McClure, J. (eds.) Routledge History of Poverty, c. 1450-1800. Series: Routledge histories. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY, pp. 39-59. ISBN 9781138555006 (doi: 10.4324/9781315149271-3)

McClure, J. (2020) The darker side of rights in global intellectual history: an ambivalent case of Franciscan poverty. In: Mäkinen, V., Robinson, J. W., Slotte, P. and Haara, H. (eds.) Rights at the Margins: Historical, Legal and Philosophical Perspectives. Series: Brill's studies in intellectual history (316). Brill: Leiden ; Boston. ISBN 9789004416772

McClure, J. (2019) Translating Franciscan poverty in colonial Latin America. In: Mander, J., Midgley, D. and Beaule, C. (eds.) Transnational Perspectives on the Conquest and Colonization of Latin America. Series: Routledge studies in the history of the Americas. Routledge: New York. ISBN 9780367353100

Book Reviews

McClure, J. (2023) A Companion to Viceregal Mexico City, 1519–1821. John F. Lopez, ed. Brill's companions to the Americas 3. Leiden: Brill, 2021. xviii + 504 pp. $280. Renaissance Quarterly, 76(4), pp. 1523-1524. (doi: 10.1017/rqx.2023.554)[Book Review]

McClure, J. (2020) Guatemala and Women - Alone at the Altar: Single Women and Devotion in Guatemala, 1670–1870. By Brianna Leavitt-Alcántara. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2018. Pp. 297. $65.00 cloth. Americas, 77(3), pp. 486-488. (doi: 10.1017/tam.2020.55)[Book Review]

McClure, J. (2019) To Sin No more, Franciscans and Conversion in the Hispanic World, 1683–1830. By Rex Galindo. Redwood City, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2017. 348 pp. $65 cloth. Church History, 88(2), pp. 522-524. (doi: 10.1017/S0009640719001495)[Book Review]

McClure, J. (2019) Nuns Navigating the Spanish Empire. By Sarah E Owens. Albuquerque: New Mexico Press, 2017. Americas, 76(1), pp. 162-163. (doi: 10.1017/tam.2018.103)[Book Review]

McClure, J. (2018) Americas since Columbus - Exploitation, Inequality, and Resistance: A History of Latin America Since Columbus. Edited by Mark A. Burkholder, Monica Rankin, and Lyman L. Johnson. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. Americas, 75(4), pp. 776-777. (doi: 10.1017/tam.2018.63)[Book Review]

McClure, J. (2017) Transatlantic Obligations: Creating the Bonds of Family in Conquest-Era Peru and Spain, by Jane E. Mangan. English Historical Review, 132(555), pp. 369-371. (doi: 10.1093/ehr/cew431)[Book Review]

McClure, J. (2016) Ancient Religions, Modern Politics: The Islamic Case in Comparative Perspective. By Michael Cook. History, 101(348), pp. 759-762. (doi: 10.1111/1468-229X.12305)[Book Review]

McClure, J. (2016) Outlaws of the Atlantic: Sailors, Pirates, and Motley Crews in the Age of Sail. By Marcus Rediker. History, 101(347), pp. 607-608. (doi: 10.1111/1468-229X.12199)[Book Review]

McClure, J. (2016) Review: Jerry Brotton, This Orient Isle, Elizabethan England and the Islamic World (Allen Lane, 2016), History Workshop Online. History Workshop Online, 21 Jun. [Book Review]

McClure, J. (2015) Review: Lynn, Hunt, Writing History in the Global Era (New York, 2014). Reviews in History(1732), (doi: 10.14296/RiH/2014/1732)[Book Review]

McClure, J. (2013) The Poor and the Perfect: The Rise of Learning in the Franciscan Order 1209-1310. By Nelihan Şenocak. History, 98(331), pp. 437-439. (doi: 10.1111/1468-229X.12017_8)[Book Review]

Edited Books

Bhambra, G. K. and McClure, J. (Eds.) (2022) Imperial Inequalities: The Politics of Economic Governance across European Empires. Series: Postcolonial International Studies. Manchester University Press. ISBN 9781526166142

McClure, J. (Ed.) (2021) Special Issue: Beyond Development - Local Histories of Global Poverty [Guest Editor]. School of Law, University of Warwick.

Hitchcock, D. and McClure, J. (Eds.) (2020) The Routledge History of Poverty, c. 1450-1800. Series: Routledge histories. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY. ISBN 9781138555006

Website

McClure, J. (2022) Scarcity and Risk in the Tropics. [Website]

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Grants

  • Displaced Indigeneity, unsettling histories: forced migration, kinship and belonging´, Past & Present Conference Funding (2023), £2,000
  • 'Indigenous Histories in Glasgow’s Museums, Repatriation, and Racial Equity in the UK´, Glasgow Knowledge Exchange Funding (2023), £1,000
  • Sustainable Cities: Indigenous Histories of Mayan Garden Cities and the Future of Urban Growing, PI, co-Is Anna Chadwick, Mark Banks, Ross Beveridge, Global Challenges Research Fund (2022), £17K.
  • Food Sovereignty Network, Dear Green Bothy creative arts funding (2021), £1,500.
  • Food Sovereignty Network, Arts Lab (2021), £1,500.
  • Re-costing the earth: indigenous governance of silviculture in Southern Mexico and the redesign of `sustainable development¿ consultation and impact assessment. PI with Anna Chadwick and Emma Cardwell, Global Challenges Research Fund (2020) £55,604.
  • Community Led Science for Climate Adaptation: Supporting Indigenous Water Management in Chiapas and Oaxaca, Mexico. Co. I. with Anna Chadwick and Emma Cardwell, Global Challenges Research Fund (2019) £74,978.
  • Markets, Constitutions, and Inequality, (co. I), Global Challenges Research Fund (2019) £24,425. 
  • Resilience in genetic and cultural diversity: supporting sustainable indigenous agricultures in Chiapas, Mexico. Co. I with Rebecca Harrison and Emma Cardwell. Global Challenges Research Fund, (2018), £15,401.
  • Poverty Research Network Project, ‘Beyond Development: Local Visions of Global Poverty’, AHRC/GCRF, £60,000 (2016)
  • IAS small research grant from the University of Warwick for the poverty research network (2015).
  • EUI Network grant for a Poverty Research Workshop (2014).

Supervision

I welcome applications from potential PhD candidates in any of my main areas of research and publication, including: early modern global history, colonial Latin America, the Iberian World, poverty, charity, inequality, institutions and religious orders, the global middle ages, law and empire, environmental history, Indigenous histories, food sovereignty.

Recent

  • Rita Valencia, SGSAH EARTH Fellow 2023, "Decolonial Methodologies to unveil and inspire: Indigenous agroecological practices and urban-rural connections"

Current students:

  • McClelland, Neil
    Culture and Inequality after the Black Death: Tuscany and Campania

Teaching

I have taught broadly on pre-modern global history and the late medieval and early modern history of the Iberian World and the Spanish Empire. I am the co-designer and convenor of Glasgow’s new pre-honours course ‘Connected Worlds?: An Introduction to Global History’.

Current Undergraduate courses offered at Glasgow:

PGT courses:

Coming soon:

  • Global Environmental Histories of Empire

Past courses:

  • Special Subject: The Forging of the Iberian World