My research career has been based primarily at the Instituto de Estudios Gallegos "Padre Sarmiento" (IEGPS), run by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in Santiago de Compostela, which I joined for the first time in 2002. Since then, I have focused particularly on finding, identifying, describing, studying and transcribing 13th to 17th-century diplomatic, epigraphic and heraldic sources in order to advance our knowledge of the lineages and family networks of the medieval nobility in the north west of the Iberian Peninsula, primarily through genealogical reconstructions and prosopographical studies.
For a little over two years (2008-2010), I consolidated this line of research at the Centro de Estudos da População, Economia e Sociedade (CEPESE) run by the University of Porto and the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), where I joined the research group led by José Augusto de Sottomayor-Pizarro. During this time, I also joined the interdisciplinary Hispano-Portuguese group led by Dr. Luis Adão da Fonseca. This group completed a European research project entitled "Cuius Regio. An analysis of the cohesive and disruptive forces destining the attachment of groups of persons to and the cohesion within regions as a historical phenomenon" (CURE), part of the EuroCORE Collaborative Research Projects programme run by the European Science Foundation. The lead researcher of that project was Dr. Dick de Boer of the University of Groningen (Netherlands).
I believe that I have successfully consolidated the line of research pursued, which combines the new approaches in historiographic sciences and techniques and medieval history in order to study the social history of power and gender history.