RICHARD HERR is Professor Emeritus at the University of California (Berkeley). He holds a B.A. from Harvard College and a PhD (History) from the University of Chicago. He has also studied at the University of Paris (Sorbonne).
He has taught at Yale University, the École pratique des Hautes Études in Paris, France and the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo in Santander, Spain.
He is in addition a Visiting Life Member, Clare Hall, Cambridge, England; Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; a Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; a member, American Philosophical Society; a Corresponding Member, Real Academia de la Historia, Madrid; Comendador of the Order of Isabel la Católica, Spain.
He is the author of several books including The Eighteenth-Century Revolution in Spain, Tocqueville and the Old Regime, An Historical Essay on Modern Spain, Rural Change and Royal Finances in Spain at the End of the Old Regime and Our Family: The Winships and the Herrs.