Gabriel Paquette is Dean of the Clark Honors College and Professor of History at the University of Oregon. From 2011-2018, he was Assistant Professor (2011-2014) and then Professor (2014-2018) of History at Johns Hopkins, where he also served as Director of the Program in Latin American Studies (2014-2018) and as Provost’s Fellow (2017-2018).
Paquette’s research explores aspects of European, Latin American, and International History. His first book, published in 2008, analyzes the intellectual origins of the reform program undertaken by the Spanish Crown in the Iberian Peninsula and Spanish America during the second half of the eighteenth century. His second book, published in 2013, is a history of the Portuguese Atlantic World, c. 1770-1850, focusing on the independence of Brazil. Paquette’s third book, to be published in 2019, is a synthetic and synoptic history of the Western European “seaborne” empires in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.