Alejandra Irigoin is Associate Professor in the Economic History Department of the London School of Economics where she teaches Latin American economic history and Global Economic History.
Her main research focuses on the (broad) economic history of the Spanish Empire in Asia and America and the global history of the Early Modern period. Alejandra is particularly interested in placing Early Modern Latin America in global reciprocal comparisons with Asia, Europe and the rest of the New World. Various articles out of this research have been published in the Journal of Global History, Journal of World History, Economic History Review, Journal of Latin American Studies, Historia Mexicana, Hispanic American Historical Review and America Latina en la Historia Economica.
She has chapters in several edited volumes published by el Colegio de Mexico - Instituto Mora, Cambridge University Press, Universitat de Valencia, Instituto de Estudios Peruanos. She is founding member of NOWGHISTO, and the LSE liaison in the Erasmus Mundus Global Studies Programme with the Universities of Leipzig, Vienna, Roskilde and Wraclaw.
She received a PhD in Economic History from the London School of Economics and has previously taught in Argentina, Spain and the US.