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Susana Münch Miranda


Dr. S.M. Münch Miranda
+31 71 527 1646

Susana Münch Miranda is a postdoc at the Institute for History.

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Fields of interest

  • State formation and empire building 1500-1800
  • Colonial governance (Iberian empires)
  • Fiscal history
  • Business history


Her main research areas lie within the Early Modern history of Portugal and her empire, with a special focus on economic and institutional processes that underpin state formation and empire-building. She is currently involved in the ERC Research project ‘Fighting Monopolies’ led by Cátia Antunes. In this project, she will be focusing on Dutch firms operating in Lisbon in the first half of the 18th century.

Teaching activities

While working as lecturer at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, she taught several courses in Early Modern History (Early Modern Portugal, Portuguese Empire, Colonial Brazil, Early Modern Economic and Social History, Portuguese Paleography.

Curriculum vitae

Susana Münch Miranda earned a BA in History from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and an MA from the same university (1993). In 2007, she was granted a PhD (summa cum laude) in Portuguese Overseas History, for her dissertation on the fiscal system in Portuguese Asia in the 16th and 17th centuries. She has worked as lecturer at the History Department at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (1996-2014). Between 2008 and 2013, she did post-doctoral research for the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (Portugal). Between 2011 and 2013, she was a member of the Board of Directors of the Portuguese Association of Economic and Social History (Associação Portuguesa de História Económica e Social).


  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Institute for History
  • Economische en Sociale geschiedenis


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