Carolina Rodríguez López (Ph.D. Complutense University University of Madrid in 2001) is Assistant Professor at Complutense University of Madrid Contemporary History Department from 2007. Previously, she was a postdoctoral scholar at Antonio de Nebrija Institute in Carlos III University.
She has worked as an invited researcher at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris) and in l’Université de la Sorbonne-Panthéon I). She has been Visiting Scholar in Harvard University and Fellow of the Real Colegio Complutense (Harvard University).
Her research strands include History of University (education institutions and academic elites alike), Intellectual history and cultural transfers (mainly academic exiles), Historiography trends and Women’s history
She is the author of Tradición, autoridad y monarquía. Pío Zabala y Lera y su España bajo los Borbones and La Universidad de Madrid en el primer franquismo: ruptura y continuidad (1939-1951), as well as the co-author of La universidad española, 1889-1939. Repertorio de legislación and Hacia un modelo universitario: la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. She has contributed to collective volumes edited in Germany, Italy, Mexico, Argentina and Spain and has published several articles in Ayer, Cuadernos de Historia Contemporánea, Cuadernos del Instituto Antonio de Nebrija de Estudios sobre la Universidad y Revista de Historiografía among others
She has participated in seminars as a guest researcher in the US, Argentina, Italy, Germany, Holland and other countries .