Pompeu Fabra University

Department d’Humanitats

Ramon Trias Farga 25-27

Barcelona 08005



Nationality: Costa Rican Place of Birth: Cartago, Costa Rica Date of Birth: May 20, 1983


Ph.D. candidate, History, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain, degree expected 2014. Advisor: Juan Carlos Garavaglia Dissertation Subject: State Building in Latin America: The Case of Costa Rica

Bachillerato in History awarded with honors, University of Costa Rica, San José Costa Rica, 2006.


Junior Researcher, “State Building in Latin America” Project (European Research Council Advanced Grant), Pompeu Fabra University, 2009 to present Responsibilities include: Carrying out extensive archival research on fiscality and state building in Costa Rica (1800-1850)

Professor, University of Costa Rica and the Inter-American University of Costa Rica, Guapiles, Limón y San José, Costa Rica, 2007-2008 Responsibilities included: Courses on the History of Latin America, History of the Institutions of Costa Rica and History of Culture in the General Studies Department


“Los chinos en Costa Rica: estrategias de inserción e integración, 1880-1930”, Symposium “Sociability, History and Litterature”, University of Costa Rica (June 2007) “La inserción los chinos en la sociedad costarricense: San José 1890-1930” Central American History Conference, Guatemala City, Guatemala ( June 2006) Presented and commented on the 48th edition of the journal Historia of the National University, Research Conference sponsored by the Center for Historical Research on Central America, University of Costa Rica ( December 2006)

INVITED LECTURES AND APPEARANCES Special appearance as guest historian for the television program Alto Contraste broadcast on national television (August 2008)

LANGUAGES Spanish: Native language English: Reading (fluent), Intermediate (writing and speaking)