Welcome to my website! I am a historian and economist specialising in the global history of technology, historical sociology and the history of capitalism, with an ever-increasing interest in Mexican history.
I am based in Mexico City, where I am a research fellow at the Center for Historical Studies at Colegio de México (COLMEX).
I have studied and worked in seven countries. I was educated at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and the University of Cambridge; while pursuing my PhD I spent time as a visiting student at the universities of Bristol, Nottingham and the UCLA Center for Economic History. Before coming to Mexico, I was a junior research fellow at the Institute of Historical Research (University of London), a postdoctoral research associate at Trinity Hall (Cambridge University) and a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. More recently, I was a lecturer and researcher in economic history at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona for two years, as well as a visiting scholar at the University of Havana in 2014.
Dr. David Pretel
Centro de Estudios Históricos (CEH)
El Colegio de México, A.C. (COLMEX)
Camino al Ajusco No. 20
Col. Pedregal de Sta. Teresa