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Louie Dean Valencia-García

Dr. Louie Dean Valencia-GarciaOffice: TMH 225
Phone: 512.245.2103

Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D. in Early and Late Modern European History, Fordham University
M.A. in Early and Late Modern European History, Fordham University
B.A.I.S. in International Studies-European Studies, Texas State University
B.A. in Spanish, Texas State University

Digital History, European History, Spain, the Mediterranean, Transnational

Research Interests:
Late Modern and Early Modern Europe; Spain; the Mediterranean; Transatlantic history; New York City; digital history and methodology; urban history; visual culture; youth culture; fascism; anarchism; European identity; popular culture and media; avant-garde culture; history of education; social movements; health care; technology; public space; counterpublics; race/nationalism/class/gender and sexuality; queer studies; public history

Louie Dean Valencia-García is an Assistant Professor of Digital History at Texas State University. Prior to joining Texas State, Dr. Valencia-García served on the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. He studies Early and Late Modern European, Spanish, Mediterranean, and Transatlantic history, with interests in print and digital technology, knowledge creation and distribution, urban space, youth and queer culture, fascism, anarchism, exile and displacement, education, and health care. He is also interested in public history, digital and museum curation, museum education, and methodology. He currently serves on the Research Editorial Committee for EuropeNow, the monthly journal of Council for European Studies at Columbia University. His forthcoming book, Antiauthoritarian Youth Culture in Francoist Spain: Clashing with Fascism, will be published with Bloomsbury.

Dr. Valencia-García has held fellowships from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the United States Library of Congress, the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, and Santander Universities, amongst others. He is a member of the Scientific and Editorial Committee for the Archivo de la Frontera, a UNESCO project of the Centro Europeo de la Difisión de las Ciencias Sociales at the Universidad de Alcalá in Spain. He has curated and contributed to multiple exhibitions at the Museum of the City of New York, and has presented and published his work internationally to academic and public audiences. He has also taught for the Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America at Princeton University.

Dr. Valencia-García has been featured in VICE/Broadly, Al-Jazeera’s The Stream, The Christian Science Monitor, Technology Tell, The Comics Bulletin, San Antonio Express News, IstoÉ, MSNBC, El Periódico, The New York Times, Crave, National Catholic Reporter, AintItCool, The Comics Alternative, and New York 1, amongst others.

Dr. Valencia-García received his A.M. and Ph.D. in Early and Late Modern European History from Fordham University in New York City, and graduated with a B.A. and B.A.I.S. in the Honors College at Texas State University.

Book Projects

  • Antiauthroitarian Youth Culture in Francoist SpainAntiauthoritarian Youth Culture in Francoist Spain: Clashing with Fascism, Bloomsbury Academic, Forthcoming April 2018.
  • Ravaged & Ravished Bodies: Socialised Health Care, Queer Exile, and HIV/AIDS in Contemporary Europe, 1980-1995, In progress.
  • Alt/Histories: Neo-Fascist Revisionisms and the End of History, edited volume, Proposal Under External Review.
  • Painting Bohemian Lives: The Practise of Everyday Dissent, Digital History Project in Progress.

Journal Articles

  • “Inventing Dictatorship: Recent Historiographic Trends in the History of Science and Technology and the Study of European Fascism and Authoritarianism.” Commissioned peer-reviewed state-of-the-field essay in Contemporary European History, Cambridge University Press. Forthcoming 2018.
  • “Tintin in the Movida Madrileña: Race and Gender in the Madrid Comic Book Zine Scene.” Commissioned peer-reviewed journal article in European Comic Art, Berghahn Press. Forthcoming 2018.
  • “Notes on the European Far-Right in the Internet Age: A Brief History of Arktos Media.” Article in EuropeNow, Council for European Studies, Columbia University, Forthcoming Fall 2017.

Book Chapters

  • “An Impulsive Teenager from the Future: Virtual Realities, Memory, and Imagining the Digital Future at the Turn of the Millennium.” In The Ages of the Flash: Essays on the Fastest Man Alive, edited by Joseph J. Darowski. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2018. Forthcoming 2019.
  • “MMMBop: From Analogue to Digital, Oklahoma to the Internet” Commissioned chapter in One-Track Mind, edited by Simon Reynolds and Asif Siddiqi. Forthcoming.
  • “Reinventing a Carnivalesque Public Sphere: (Re)imagining and (Re)drawing Madrid in the Long 1970s.” Commissioned chapter in The Punk Aesthetic in Comics, edited by Christopher Field, et al. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Forthcoming 2018.
  • “A League of Orphans and Single Parents: Making a Family in an Era of ‘Father Knows Best.’” In The Ages of the Justice League: Essays on America’s Greatest Superheroes in Changing Times, edited by Joseph J. Darowski. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, March 2017.
  • “Madrid Kills Me: Late Nights in the Movida Madrileña.” Chapter in The Gallows Are Busy. Cicada Press, 2014.
  • “Truth, Justice and the American Way in Franco’s Spain.” In The Ages of Superman: Essays on the Man of Steel in Changing Times, edited by Joseph J. Darowski. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2012.
  • “Ansel Adams and the Autumn Moon,” Donald Olson, Russell Doescher, Louie Dean Valencia García, Kara Holsinger, Ashley Ralph. Sky and Telescope Magazine, October 2005.

Book Reviews/Editor’s Choice Reviews

  • Book Review of Christopher Pizzino, Arresting Development: Comics at the Boundaries of Literature in INKS: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society (The Ohio State University Press). Autumn 2017.
  • Editor’s Choice Review of Johanna Hanink, The Classical Debt: Greek Antiquity in an Era of Austerity (Council for European Studies at Columbia University). June 2017.
  • Editor’s Choice Review of Susanne Kuss, German Colonial Wars and the Context of Military Violence (Council for European Studies at Columbia University). April 2017.
  • Editor’s Choice Review of Jean-Yves Camus and Nicolas Lebourg, Far-Right Politics in Europe in EuropeNow (Council for European Studies at Columbia University). March 2017.
  • Editor’s Choice Review of Benjamin G. Martin, The Nazi-Fascist New Order for European Culture in EuropeNow (Council for European Studies at Columbia University). January 2017.
  • Editor’s Choice Review of Pieter M. Judson, The Habsburg Empire: A New History in EuropeNow (Council for European Studies at Columbia University). November 2016.

Other Publications

  • “Acción, meditaciones y muerte de Juan Bravo, de la colección La Banda de Moebius, editada por Luis Manuel Rodríguez Editor.” Colección: E-libros: El paraíso de las islas. Centro Europeo para la Difusión de las Ciencias Sociales: Archivo de la Frontera, 2013.
  • “A Growing Indignant Global Youth Movement,” NYC Latino Politics Blog, August 2011.


American Historical Association; Council for European Studies, Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies; Society for the History of Technology; Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History; The Comics Studies Society (founding member)