Joseph studies the political history of early nineteenth century Europe, with a particular emphasis on Iberia and Great Britain. He is currently researching the establishment of constitutional regimes in Spain and Portugal during the first half of the nineteenth century and how such attempts influenced the development of transnational political networks across Europe. More broadly, he is interested in the elaboration and expression of reactionary political thought during the early- and mid-1800s.
Before arriving at Princeton, Joseph received a B.A. (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in Spanish from the University of Dallas and an M.A. in European History, Politics, and Society from Columbia University. In addition, he served as the rapporteur for Columbia University’s Thinking Europe Now seminar series and spent a summer as a Junior Visiting Fellow at the Centre for the Study of the History of Political Thought at Queen Mary University of London.