Nicolás Alejandro González-Quintero is a Ph.D Candidate at the History Department at The University of Texas at Austin. He has a B.A in History and a M.A in Cultural Studies from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. He also has a M.A in History from The University of Texas at Austin.
His dissertation “Victims of Loyalty: Spanish American Loyalist Exiles in the Age of Revolution, 1810-1851” examines why the Spanish Caribbean remains as a monarchical, imperial, and pro-slavery area by analyzing the royalist diaspora that abandoned the mainland during and after the Spanish American Wars of Independence. He has explored archives in Spain, Cuba, Puerto Rico, New York, New Orleans, and Pasadena. The UT History Department, LLILAS, Casa de Velásquez, and the Huntington Library have funded his research.
Nicolás has recently published an article, “The Monarchical Caribbean: Tomas Wood, Exiles, and Royalist Strongholds during the Spanish American Independence Wars” in a special number on Atlantic History edited by David Northrup in World History Connected. He has also published articles on New Granada’s political culture and the emergence of new political languages in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in Colombian journals and edited volumes.