Carmen Iglesias is Director of the Real Academia de la Historia and a numbered member of the Real Academia Española. Professor of History of Political Thought and Systems at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) and Professor of Moral and Political Thought at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC), she has also served as head of Spain’s Centre for Political and Constitutional Studies and as an ex-officio member of the Council of State. She specializes in European and Spanish modern history with an interest in other areas and eras of history and political thought, and has published several books and numerous monographs as well as teaching at universities in Spain and abroad. Notable among her more than two hundred published works are El pensamiento de Montesquieu. Ciencia y filosofía en el siglo XVIII; Individualismo noble e individualismo burgués; Nobleza y sociedad en la España moderna and De Historia y de Literatura como elementos de ficción. She has won numerous awards and distinctions for her research and teaching work.