2008 LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, NY A.A. in Social Sciences and Humanities

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Fidel Tavarez-CV 1

FIDEL J. TAVAREZ

Department of History, Dickinson Hall

Princeton University Princeton, NJ 08544

http://scholar.princeton.edu/ftavarez/ ftavarez@princeton.edu

EDUCATION

2016 Princeton University, Princeton, NJ Ph.D. in History, Expected

Dissertation: “The Commercial Machine: Reforming Imperial Commerce in the Spanish Atlantic, c. 1740-1800”

Committee: Jeremy Adelman (Adviser), David Bell, Adam Beaver, Antonio Feros 2013 Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

M.A. in History

General Examinations Fields: The Early Modern Spanish Atlantic (Major), Modern Latin America (Minor), Old Regime France and its Empire (Minor) 2011 The City College of New York, New York, NY

B.A. in History

Thesis: “The Contested State: Political Discourse during the Independence of the Dominican Republic, 1844”

2008 LaGuardia Community College,Long Island City, NY A.A. in Social Sciences and Humanities

FELLOWSHIPS

2015-16 MMUF Dissertation Grant, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (Dissertation Completion Fellowship)

2014 The Eugene Bradford *60 Fellowship, Princeton University (January) 2011-16 Five-Year Doctoral Fellowship, Princeton University

2009 Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (May) 2009 City College Fellowship, City College Fellowships Program (January)

AWARDS, GRANTS, AND HONORS

2015 Mellon Mays Graduate Studies Enhancement Grant, SSRC (July) 2014 Mellon Mays Graduate Studies Enhancement Grant, SSRC (July)

2014 The Hanna Grant, Dean’s Fund for Scholarly Travel, Princeton (January) 2013 Research Grants, PLAS and PIIRS, Princeton University (July-August) 2012 Research Grant, PLAS, Princeton University (August)

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2010 Lowe’s Scholarship, Hispanic Scholarship Fund (February)

2010 Associate Program at the Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA (September-November)

2010 MMUF Research Grant, City College (June)

2010 Premio do Melhor Aluno de Português (Prize for the Best Student of Portuguese), the Brazilian Endowment for the Arts (April) 2010 Charles T. Cromwell Award for the Senior with the Highest GPA in History,

Department of History, City College (May) 2010 MMUF Research Grant, City College (January)

2009 Louis Neugeborn Memorial Scholarship, City College Alumni Association (November)

2009 Kaye Scholarship, City College Kaye Scholars Program (January) 2008 Diplomas for Outstanding work in Communication Skills and History,

LaGuardia Community College (June)

PUBLICATIONS

Articles

Forthcoming “Viscardo’s Global Political Economy and the First Cry for Spanish American Independence, 1767-1798.” Journal of Latin American Studies.

In progress “Hispania as a Commercial Territory: Rewriting the History of the Iberian Peninsula in Enlightenment Spain, c. 1740-1800.”

In progress “American Kingdoms, Commercial Peoples: Writing the History of Spanish America in Enlightenment Contexts, c. 1740-1800.”

In progress “From Colonies to Partners in Trade: A Genealogy of Free-Trade Anti-Imperialism during the Enlightenment.”

Book Chapters

Submitted “The Contested State: Political Discourse during the Independence of the

Dominican Republic, 1844.” Transnational Hispaniola. Eds., Kiran Jayaram and April Mayes. New York: Palgrave Macmillan

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ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS AND CONFERENCES

2016 “The Spanish Theory of Commercial Empire, c. 1740-1765.” American Historical Association 130th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. January (Upcoming).

2014 “The Theory of Commercial Empire: Comercio Libre as Reason of State, 1740-1762.” Departamento de Historia Moderna, Universidad Nacional de Educación a

Distancia, Madrid, Spain. December 11.

2014 “The Commercial Machine: Imperial Reform and Political Economy in the Eighteenth-Century Spanish Atlantic.” Empire and the Social Sciences, A PIIRS Symposium. Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. March 28.

2014 "Constituting the Nation: Cádiz, Dominican Independence and the Law of Nations." A Panel Discussion on the 1812 Constitution of Cádiz: Issues of Citizenship, Ideology, Race, and Class in the Spanish Speaking Caribbean. Dominican Studies Institute. The City College, New York, NY. March 3. 2014 “The 1822 Moment: Nation, Liberty and the Legal Languages of Unification in

Hispaniola.” Conference in Latin American History at the American Historical Association 128th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. January 2-5.

2013 "From a Tributary Monarchy to a Fiscal Machine: The Reform of Spanish Mores and the Intellectual Foundations of Eighteenth-Century Political Economy in Spain’s Atlantic." Readings in Capitalism and History. Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. February.

2011 “The Contested State: Political Discourse during the Independence of the

Dominican Republic, 1844.” 9th Regional Mellon Mays Undergraduate Conference. Columbia University, New York, NY. March.

2011 “The Contested State: Political Discourse during the Independence of the Dominican Republic, 1844.” Annual Research Conference of the City College Fellowships Program. The City College, New York, NY. April.

2010 “(Des)Pulando a história. Em direção a um novo standard para a apreciação da literatura de Machado de Assis.” Luso-Brazilian Studies Conference. The City College, New York, NY. October.

2010 “El estado contendido. Batalla discursiva entre nacionalistas y separatistas durante la independencia de la República Dominicana, 1844.” Transnational Hispaniola Conference. Instituto Filosófico Pedro Francisco Bonó, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. June.

2010 “The Contested State: Nationalist and Separatist Competing Discourses for the Creation of the Dominican Republic, 1844.” Annual Research Conference of the City College Fellowships Program. The City College, New York, NY. April. 2009 “Relegated to Savagery: Haiti, Anti-slavery and the Dominican Movement for

Independence.” Student Presentations of the MMUF Research Training Program. The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. August.

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RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2014-15 Archival Research at the Archivo Histórico Nacional, the Bliblioteca Nacional de España, the Biblioteca del Palacio Real, the Real Academia de la Historia, the Archivo del Conde de Campomanes, the Archivo General de Simancas and the Archivo General de Indias. Madrid, Seville and Simancas, Spain (September-July). 2013 Archival Research at the Archivo Histórico Nacional, the Biblioteca del Palacio

Real, the Real Academia de la Historia, and the Archivo General de Indias. Madrid and Seville, Spain (July-August).

2012 Archival Research at the Archivo Histórico Nacional. Madrid, Spain (July). 2010 Research at the Instituto Duartiano and the Academia de la Historia. Santo

Domingo, Dominican Republic (June).

2010 Historiographical Research on Sixteenth-Century Chattel Slavery in Santo Domingo, Dominican Studies Institute at City College. New York, NY (Spring).

2010 Archival Research at the Archivo General de la Nación. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (January).

2009 Research Training Program at the University of Chicago. Research Proposal: “Relegated to Savagery: Haiti, Anti-slavery and the Dominican Movement for Independence.” Chicago, IL (June-August).

ACADEMIC SERVICE

2016 Co-Organizer. Multi-Session Workshop at the American Historical Association 130th Annual Meeting in Atlanta, “Imperial Reform in an Age of Globalization: Iberian Empires, Enlightenment, and Commercial Society” (Upcoming)

2014 Peer Review for Caribbean Studies. Institute of Caribbean Studies, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras

2013-14 Co-Organizer. Colonialism and Imperialism Workshop, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (Academic Year)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2011 Writing Consultant. The City College Writing Center, New York, NY (Spring). 2009 History Tutor for “World Civilizations.” Peer Academic Learning Center at City

College, New York, NY (Fall).

2008 Academic Peer Instruction for “World History I” and “Introductory Spanish.” Communication Skills Department at LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, NY (Spring-Fall).

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OTHER EMPLOYMENT

2003-Present Musician. New York, NY. Percussionist for Afro-Caribbean Bands, including Alma Moyo, 21 Division, Cumbakarey, Claudio Fortunato, and Ilu Aye.

2009 Afro-Dominican Percussion Instructor. The Legacy Circle, New York, NY.

LANGUAGES

Spanish (Native), Portuguese (Proficiency in Reading, Writing, and Speaking), French (Proficient Reading Capability), Galician (Proficient Reading Capability), Catalan (Intermediate Reading Capability).

REFERENCES

Jeremy Adelman, Walter Samuel Carpenter III Professor in Spanish Civilization and Culture, Princeton University, adelman@princeton.edu.

David Bell, Sidney and Ruth Lapidus Professor in the Era of North Atlantic Revolutions, Princeton University, dabell@princeton.edu.

Antonio Feros, Associate Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania, aferos@sas.upenn.edu. Adam Beaver, Assistant Professor of History, Princeton University, beaver@princeton.edu.

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