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 Dr. Jon Penche

Department of Contemporary History


Telf.: 946018436 / Fax: 94601339
Faculty of Social and Communication Sciences
University of the Basque Country

P.O. Box 644
E-48080 – Bilbao




At present he is a researcher in the Chair of Human Rights and Pubic Powers at the UPV/EHU, where he has developed his teaching and research activities since the year 2004.
Degree in History from Deusto University (2000), Diploma in Documentation and Management of Historical Patrimony from Deusto University (2001) and PhD in Contemporary History from the  UPV/EHU (2008).
He was a Pre-doctoral grant-holder (2004-2008) and a Postdoctoral grant-holder (2010-2012), awarded by the Basque Government.
He made a postdoctoral research stay at the Institute of Political Studies of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa during the years 2010 and 2011. At present he is an associate researcher at the Contemporary History Institute of that Portuguese university.
He has taught in the Department of Didactics of the Social Sciences of the UPV/EHU and in the associated centre of the UNED in Cantabria, and is currently teaching on the UNED Senior program of the associated UNED centre in Biscay.
He develops his research activity in the consolidated research group “Biography & Parliament”, specialising in research lines dealing with the analysis of elites through collective biography and prosopographical analysis and contemporary Bilbao.
He has participated in numerous research projects and contracts. He is the author or co-author of 70 publications, including books, book chapters and articles published in Spain, Portugal and the United Kingdom.