The research of Sigfrido Ramírez focuses on the history of European cooperation and integration with a particular attention to the role of state and non-state actors like multinational companies, trade unions and supranational institutions from 1945 until now. He has recently contributed to public history projects like the history of the European Commisssion (1973-1986) and of the European Trade Union Confederation (1973-2013). His project at the MPI deals with the history of European competition law and policy during the 20th century in the framework of the new history of EU law. He is currently co-editing two special issues of journals and preparing two books on the history of European integration.
Sigfrido M. Ramírez Pérez holds 3 Masters degrees (Licenciatura) in Geography and History (Contemporary History), Translation and Interpreting (Translation in English and French) and Political Science and Sociology (Public Administration) from the University of Granada (Spain). He specialised in contemporary business history at the University of Lyon III (France) with a Master’s thesis about the history of Renault as a multinational corporation. He obtained his Phd from the European University Institute in Florence with a thesis on the role of multinational firms in the automobile industry and European integration (1945-1973). As part of his PhD training he spent one year as graduate student at the Department of History of the University of California Berkeley and another year at the Centre des Recherches Historiques-Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris.
After his doctoral research, he was awarded postdoctoral research positions on EU policies at the University Bocconi Milan (Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology), Science Po Bordeaux and Bordeaux IV. From 2012-2015 he was hired as FKK researcher at the Saxo Institute of the University of Copenhagen with a project on European Union Law.
He has been visiting scholar at the University Complutense Madrid, Universitat Barcelona and the Wissenschaftzentrum Berlin (WZB). He has also gathered professional experience as an archeologist, archivist and consultant for Renault in Paris and the Historical Archives of the European Union. He is member of the steering and scientific committees of the international research network GERPISA at the Ecole Normale Supérieure-Cachan.