Carlos Madrid Álvarez-Piñer

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Director / Associate Professor of Spanish Pacific History

location  Office Location:  MARC 215
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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  • B.A., History of the Americas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
  • M.A., Contemporary History, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
  • Ph.D., Contemporary History, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)

Dr. Carlos Madrid Álvarez-Piñer is an associate professor of Spanish Pacific history within the Micronesian Area Research Center. He came to UOG in 2019 from the Instituto Cervantes de Manila, where he served as director from 2014–2018. He has conducted research projects on Micronesia, Spain, and the Philippines since 1996 and has previously worked in the International Cultural Cooperation at the Ministry of Culture of Spain and curated exhibits on permanent display in the Museo de Baler in the Philippines and the Belau National Museum in Palau.

His master's thesis was on "Political Deportation to the Mariana Islands," and his doctoral thesis was on "The Siege of Baler and the Transmission of Perceptions About the Philippines in Spain. His areas of research include CHamoru cultural expressions in the 19th and 20th centuries, human exchanges in Micronesia (16th–20th centuries), cartography, the Manila Galleon Trade, heritage preservation and rehabilitation, and cultural tourism.