Gerard Llorens earned an undergraduate degree in Humanities, majoring in History and Contemporary Studies, and a Master’s degree in World History at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. During his undergraduate studies he spent a semester each at Boston College and King’s College, London. He is currently studying nineteenth-century Spanish and Atlantic history, and focuses on questions of slavery, citizenship, and republicanism. He aspires to a career in higher education and public service. He loves tennis, poetry, and the occasional nice cold glass of rum.