Graduate at the University of Valladolid (1988) winning the End of Career Award (1987) and the Extraordinary degree prize (1988). In 1988, he earned a scientist career fellowship financed by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (FPI, MEC) to start his PhD. He won the XIII Ramón Carande Award for Historical Research (1991). Doctor in History (1994), winning the Extraordinary doctor’s degree prize (1994).
In 1989, he obtained a position of Associate Professor at Burgos University. Since 1997 he has been Permanent Professor at the Department of “Historia Moderna, Contemporánea, de América, Periodismo y Comunicación Audiovisual y Publicidad” at the University of Valladolid. Morover, he is Professor of the European Master Europe and the Atlantic World (organised by L’Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris), Université de Nantes, Universita degli Studi di Verona, University of Valladolid, and University of the Basque Country), and Professor of the Master Research on Communication as Historical and Social Agent (organised by the University of Valladolid). He is also Permanent Researcher of the Instituto de Historia Simancas (University of Valladolid) and coordinator of the Research Group (GIR) called Power in Early Modern Spain History. He also develops activities in the field of educational innovation and methodological support for teaching projets.