I work on nineteenth and twentieth century Spanish history. My main areas of research are social elites, political conflict in early twentieth-century Spain, and nationalisms and national identities.
My work has centred on three major areas. First, I have written on social and political conflict in early twentieth-century Spain, focusing in particular on the rise of anarcho-syndicalistm in early twentieth century Spain and on the reasons behind the fall of Spain's Restoration Monarchy in 1923. Second, I have studied nationalisms and national identities in modern Spain, most particularly the reasons behind the rise of Catalan nationalism. Finally, I have undertaken work on Catalan social elites in the nineteenth century. At present I am beginning a comparative study of national identity in nineteenth century Spain and Mexico.