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Welcome Gabe Paquette!

Gabriel Paquette is Dean of the Robert D. Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon. From 2011 until 2018, he taught at Johns Hopkins University. Earlier in his career, he held research and teaching posts at Trinity College (University of Cambridge), Harvard University, and Wesleyan University.

Paquette’s research explores aspects of European, Latin American, and International History. His first book, published in 2008, analyzes the intellectual origins of the reform program undertaken by the Spanish Crown in the Iberian Peninsula and Spanish America during the second half of the eighteenth century. His second book, published in 2013, is a history of the Portuguese empire in the Age of Revolutions, focusing on the independence of Brazil. His third book, to be published in 2019, is a synthetic and synoptic history of the Western European “seaborne” empires in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In addition to his books, Paquette has written numerous articles, including those published in History of European Ideas, Journal of Latin American Studies, Modern Intellectual History, the Historical Journal, and European History Quarterly.

In addition to his principal areas of research, Paquette has written on several related (and occasionally somewhat unrelated) topics, including the history of Anglo-Iberian relations, Spanish American Independence, Marx and Hegel, Romanticism, and early nineteenth-century Liberalism. He also contributes semi-regularly to publications aimed at a wider audience, including The Times Literary Supplement, History Today, National Geographic Historia, Inside Higher Ed, The Guardian, and the Revista de Occidente.

Paquette has held fellowships awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the University of Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study, the University of Cambridge (Balzan-Skinner Fellowship), and the Fulbright Program. Paquette was Sons of the American Revolution Visiting Professor at King’s College London in 2017-2018.