Professor Javier Moreno Luzon

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Institutional Affiliation: Universidad Complutense de Madrid


Javier Moreno-Luzón (Hellín, Spain, 1967) is Full Professor of History of Thought and Social and Political Movements at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, where he has been teaching and doing research since 1997.

He has been assistant professor at UNED (Spanish Open University) and visiting professor or researcher at international centers, such as Harvard University, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales Paris, LSE, NYU, UCSD and Tokyo Metropolitan University.

Specialist in the political life of the Spain of the Restoration (1875-1923), he has published several books and articles on clientelism, parties, elections, parliamentary studies, elites, monarchy and Spanish nationalism.

Current research projects on modern monarchy:

Current research project: The First Spaniard. Monarchy and Nation in Alfonso XIII’s times, 1902-1931 (El primer español. Monarquía y nación en tiempos de Alfonso XIII). Funded by the Spanish Government and Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Forthcoming, current or recent research publications on modern monarchy:

Moreno-Luzón, J., “The Majesty of the Race. Spanish Royal Family and Latin America (1892-1931)”, in Falko Schnicke, Robert Aldrich y Cindy McCreery (eds.), Global Royal Families, (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

Moreno-Luzón, J., “‘Seeds of Spain’. Scouting, Monarchy, and National Construction (1912-1931)”, European History Quarterly (2020) 50/2, pp. 226-247.

Moreno-Luzón, J., “The Two Monarchies of Alfonso XIII, 1902-1931”, in David San Narciso, Margarita Barral-Martínez & Carolina Armenteros (eds.), Monarchy and Liberalism in Spain: The Building of the Nation-State, 1780–1931, (Routledge 2020), pp. 93-109.

Moreno-Luzón, J., “Performing Monarchy and Spanish Nationalism (1902-1913)”, in Charlotte Backerra, Milinda Banerjee y Cathleen Sarti (eds.), Transnational Histories of the Royal Nation, (Palgrave Macmillan 2017), pp. 203-222.

Moreno-Luzón, J., “The King of All Spaniards? Monarchy and Nation”, in Javier Moreno-Luzón & Xosé M. Núñez Seixas (eds.), Metaphors of Spain. Representations of Spanish National Identity in the Twentieth Century, (Berghahn Books 2017), pp. 84-104.

Brice, C., & Moreno-Luzón, J., (eds.) Monarchia, nazione, nazionalismo in Europa (1830-1914), special issue of Memoria e Ricerca. Rivista di Storia Contemporánea (2013).

Moreno-Luzón, J., Modernizing the Nation. Spain during the Reign of Alfonso XIII, 1902-1931, Brighton, (Sussex Academic Press, 2012).

Moreno-Luzón, J., “The Government Parties and the King, 1913-23”, in Francisco J. Romero Salvadó & Angel Smith (eds.), The Agony of Spanish Liberalism. From Revolution to Dictatorship, 1913-23, (Palgrave Macmillan 2010), pp. 32-61.



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