The aim of my research will be to trace the development and circulation of republican ideas and sympathies in Brazil and the Río de la Plata from 1808 to 1845.
There are disagreements in contemporary scholarship as to what republican identities entailed in the period immediately following independence, particularly in Brazil. Likewise, internal and external pressures in the Río de la Plata region over the same period meant that the establishment and maintenance of republican governments in modern-day Argentina and Uruguay should not be taken for granted. By focusing on instances of provincial revolt and opposition to central government in these countries, I aim to paint a larger picture, wherein local political expectations and engagement will help to illustrate broader developments.
Alongside Latin American history, I am also intrigued by questions arising from Global history and Intellectual history, with a particular interest in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.