I am a historian of Latin America, especially Peru. I studied economic history at LSE (1991-1994) and an MPhil in Latin American Studies at the University of Oxford (1994-1996). I read for a DPhil in Modern History (2000), also at Oxford, under the supervision of Professor Alan Knight. I am currently Professor of Latin American History at the Institute of the Americas, University College London.

I have published extensively on the economic, social, political and cultural history of Peru (see my books and articles/book chapters), and most recently completed a monograph on prostitution, venereal disease and state formation in Peru, c. 1850-1950.

I am now working, with Martín Bergel, on an edited volume on new historical perspectives on APRA, Peru’s most important political party in the twentieth century, a volume of essays on Peruvian history since independence (co-edited with Alberto Vergara), and on a biography of José Carlos Mariátegui, funded by a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship.