Joseph Puchner

Joseph Puchner

Research Interests

Joseph Puchner joined the MA program in Fall 2017. His research interests include: Iberian history, conceptions of state and nation, reactions against liberalism, Spanish Carlism.

Joseph served as the Rapporteur of Thinking Europe Now, a Columbia University Seminar.

He graduated in May 2019 and is currently a PhD student in European History at Princeton University (Princeton, NJ).

MA Thesis

Amid the Stormy Scenes of Civil Commotion: Liberties and Liberalism in Post-Napoleonic Iberia, According to the Third Earl of Carnarvon
Advisor: Konstantina Zanou


  • MA in European History, Politics, and Society - Columbia University, 2019
  • BA in Spanish - University of Dallas, 2017

Awards & Fellowships

  • 2018 - Junior Visiting Fellow, The Centre for the Study of the History of Political Thought, Queen Mary University of London
  • 2018 - Conference Travel Award, European Institute
  • 2018 - Conference Travel Award, Columbia GSAS
  • 2018 - Thesis Fieldwork Grant, European Institute
  • 2018 - Thesis Research Award, Columbia GSAS

Featured News

  • Presented paper A Catalan Town in Italy? Alghero between the Italian Risorgimento and the Catalan Renaixença, 1864-1869 at conference Mediterranean Europe(s): Images and Ideas of Europe from the Mediterranean Shores (Naples, Italy, July 4-6, 2018)