Dr. Laura Maravall Buckwalter


SFB 1070 ResourceCultures
Gartenstraße 29
Room 311

72074 Tübingen

email: laura.maravall-buckwalter[at]uni-tuebingen.de



B 06: Humans and Resources in the Migration Period and the Early Middle Ages Anthropological und Bioarchaeological Analyses of the Use of Food Resources and the Detection of Migrations


Academic Education


Postdoctoral researcher, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

2013 - 2017

Ph.D., Economic History, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Thesis Topic: “Essays on Economic Development: Pre-Independent Algeria at the Beginning of the 1900s”, Supervisors: Markus Lampe, Joan R. Rosés, and James Simpson

2013 - 2017

Teaching assistant in Economic History, Undergraduate in Economics, Business Management, and Accounting and Finances

2012 - 2013

Research Assistant, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

2010 - 2012

MSc. Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Economic Development and Growth, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (first year) and Lund University (second year)


B.S., Economics, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid


Research Focuses

  • Economic history, long-term economic growth and development
  • Colonial settlement and rural economies in Algeria in the 19th and 20th centuries
  • Living standards and anthropometric techniques in Viking-Age Northern Europe
  • Geocomputation and spatial analysis


Prizes and scholarships

  • Extraordinary Doctorate Award in Economic History, Universidad Carlos III, 2017
  • Economic History Society Annual Conference Bursary for Poster (2016) and New Researcher’s Session (2017)
  • Scholarship for research abroad (at London School of Economics and Political Science),
  • Universidad Carlos III, 2015
  • Research Staff scholarship, four years, Universidad Carlos III, 2014
  • Scholarship Erasmus Mundus for M.Sc., European Commision, EACEA, 2011-12
  • MEDEG Consortium Scholarship, Consortium formed by Carlos III, Warwick, and Lund University, 2010-11