Gregorio Alonso

Gregorio Alonso



Edited Monographic Journals

Book Chapters and Journal Articles

  • "Vicente Rocafuerte y las independencias atlnticas. Un recorrido constitutional de Cdiz 1812 a Ccuta 1821", Roberto Brea (ed.) Cadiz a debate: actualidad, contexto y legado. (Mexico DF: Colegio de Mxico, 2014), 377-397.
  • '"Aggressive secularism' reassessed: Spanish State-Catholic Church Relations (2004-2012) in perspective', Kirchliche Zeitgesichte/Contemporary Church History, 25. Jahrgang/Vol.25, Heft 2/Issue 2, 2012, 320-335.
  •  ‘Ciudadana catlica, pensamiento absolutista y libertad de imprenta en las Cortes de Cdiz’ in Elisabel Larriba y Fernando Durn Lpez (eds.),El nacimiento de la libertad de imprenta. Antecedentes, promulgacin y consecuencias del decreto de 10 de noviembre de 1810, (Madrid: Editorial Slex,  2012). 267-281.
  • Polarizacin, clases sociales y grandes potencias en el final del mundo oligrquico” in Navajas Zubeldia, Carlos and Diego Iturriaga Barco (eds.), Coetnea. Actas del III Congreso Internacional de Historia de Nuestro Tiempo. (Logroo: Universidad de la Rioja, 2012), 43-54. 
  • 'Children of a Lesser God. The pastoral and political action of the Catholic Church', Alonso, Gregorio and Diego Muro (eds.), The politics and memory of the Democratic Transition, 113-135.
  • 'Learning from the Enemy: Liberal Catholicism and Protestantism in the Exiles Experience', Muoz-Sempere, Daniel y Gregorio Alonso (eds.), Londres y el Liberalismo Hispnico. , 59-75.
  • "Dudas y desencantos de una sociedad civil emergente: la secularizacin de la Espaa rural decimonnica" Francisco Cobo y Margarita Ortega (eds.), La Espaa rural. Siglos XIX y XX. (Granada: Comares, 2010), 1-21.
  • "La nacin estrbica: los orgenes internacionales de la libertad religiosa en Espaa", Espaa Contempornea. Revista de Literatura y Cultura, vol. XXIII, n. 1, Ohio State University, 2010, 45-67.

Invited Lectures and Forthcoming Activities

Blog post 2017


'A networked city: Miranda, Bentham and Bello'. UCL Cafe Culture, University of London, 12 July.


 'Beyond Solon and Lycurgus: Vicente Rocafuerte and American Liberty, The Latin American Centre, University of Oxford, 6 November.

"Maneras utpicas (y distpicas) de vivir en el catolicismo decimonnico", Congreso Internacional Utopas y Distopas en el Mundo Hispnico, siglos XVIII-XX, CSIC-Proyecto IMAGEST- Nineteenth Century Hispanists Network, Madrid, 20-21 March.

'Jeremy Bentham resonates in Hispanic Liberalism', IV International Symposium of the Nineteenth- Century Hispanists Network, York University (Toronto, Canada), 25-26 April.


External Positions

  • Academic referee for ASEN, Palgrave, Biblioteca Nueva, European History Quarterly, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, History of European Ideas, Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, Contemporary European History, Memory Studies and Nations and Nationalism,  and Spain-based publishing houses Siglo XXI and Biblioteca Nueva and journals AYER, Historia y Poltica, Memoria e Historia, Historia del Presente and Hispania Sacra.
  • Co-director of the Nineteenth-Century Hispanists Network with Pr Andrew Ginger (University of Bristol) and Dr Geraldine Lawless (Queen's University Belfast) 
  • Fellow of the Royal Historical Society


Research interests

My research ranges from the study of political and religious conflicts in Modern Europe and Latin America to the making of the liberal and the Catholic traditions during the Nineteenth Century. I am interested in the political, cultural and religious aspects of Modernity in comparative perspective. My publications include the monograph La nacin en capilla. Ciudadana Catlica y cuestin religiosa en Espaa (Comares: 2014) and two co-edited volumes: The Politics and Memory of Democratic Transition. The Spanish Model (Routledge: 2011) and Londres y el Liberalismo Hispnico (Iberoamericana/Vervuert: 2011). I am currently working on a monograph on the European experience and legacy of the Latin American Libertadores before, during and after the independence process.

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Student education

Supervised Postgraduate Students

Nicholas Hutcheon (PhD). Completed June 2015

Jess Sanjurjo Ramos (PhD)

Liam Morris (PhD) 

Postgraduate Research Supervision

  • Nineteenth and early Twentieth century Europe and Spain
  • Cultural and religious Modern European History
  • Nationalism and modernization
  • Theories of secularization and democratization
  • Social and protest movements
  • Britain and Latin American Independence

Research groups and institutes

  • History
  • Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American
  • Conflict
  • Network for Hispanic and Lusophone Cultural Studies

Current postgraduate research students

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