Emiliano Travieso grew up in Canelones in southern Uruguay, and then moved to the capital to study Economic History at Universidad de la República, where he went on to work as a teaching and research assistant. He also spent some time away from Montevideo studying at the UN’s Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean in Santiago (Chile) before taking an MPhil (with Distinction) at Cambridge. He is now finishing his PhD as a Cambridge International Scholar at the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure (CAMPOP), and is very much looking forward to joining Carlos III University of Madrid as a postdoctoral fellow in Economic History from January 2021.
Emiliano’s research centres on economy-environment interactions in modern Latin America. His doctoral dissertation, supervised by Gareth Austin, examines rural development in Uruguay over the long nineteenth century, focusing on how resource ratios and conditions of access to land shaped agricultural practices and environmental change. He is also rapidly embracing African economic history, and is currently working with Africanist colleagues on two papers: a comparative study of labour migrations in the context of Africa’s ‘cash-crop revolution’ (c.1890-1960), and a brief history of occupational structures in northern Nigeria (1921-2006).
For publications and current work in progress see the faculty website.