Manuel Lucena-Giraldo is Research Scientist in the Spanish Council for Scientiﬁc Research and Associate Professor in IE Business School/IE University. He was Visiting Scholar at Harvard University, Lecturer BOSP in Stanford University and Visiting Professor at Tufts University (Boston), Javeriana University (Colombia), IVIC (Venezuela), Colegio de Mexico, University of the Andes (Chile and Colombia) and St. Antony´s College (Oxford).
He was Education Attaché in the Spanish Embassy in Colombia and held foreign education positions. He was representative of the CSIC at the European Science Foundation, COST network manager and research project advisor at the Carolina Foundation.
His publications include a number of books on travels, scientific expeditions, cities, images of nations, empires or globalization.
He is co-author of The Oxford Illustrated History of the World; Professor of writing (non-fiction) in Penguin Random House School; Assistant Editor in Culture & History; Member of the board of Revista de Occidente and the Advisory Committee of “National Geographic” in Global History.
He is a corresponding member of the Colombian Academy of History and the Royal Academy of History from Spain. He takes part in the Section Committee of History & Archaeology of the European Academy and the Board of Directors of Hispania Nostra.