Louie Dean Valencia
Research and Teaching Interests:
Early and Late Modern Europe; Spain; queer and youth history; fascism; anarchism and antifascism; digital archival excavation; visual and digital culture; urban space; countercultures; and HIV/AIDS
Dr. Louie Dean Valencia is an Assistant Professor of Digital History and is Coordinator of the Center for Public History at Texas State University. His work focuses on contemporary Europe, the history of fascism/antifascism, youth and queer studies, collective memory, and digital culture and methods. He has taught at Harvard University and been an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the Museum of the City of New York.
His first book, Antiauthoritarian Youth Culture in Francoist Spain: Clashing with Fascism, was published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2018. He is the editor of Far-Right Revisionism and the End of History: Alt/Histories (Routledge 2020), which studies the ways far-right movements use history to legitimate themselves. He has co-edited a special feature for the Council for European Studies at Columbia University’s digital journal, EuropeNow, titled “Imagining, Thinking, and Teaching Europe” (2020). He has published articles in the journals Fascism, European Comic Art, Contemporary European History, amongst others, and in numerous edited volumes. He is on the Editorial Board of the Revista Internacional de Estudios sobre Terrorismo. He is a member of the Scientific and Editorial Committee for the Archivo de la Frontera, a project of the Centro Europeo de la Difisión de las Ciencias Sociales at the Universidad de Alcalá in Spain.
Dr. Valencia’s current book project focuses on HIV/AIDS in Europe during the first two decades of the crisis through the lenses of healthcare policy, community organizing, technological innovation and information distribution, and scientific research. He also writes on comic books, film, and music. In his spare time, he is working on a book on masculinity, online fandoms, and Harry Styles.
Dr. Valencia has held additional fellowships from the United States Library of Congress and the Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory. Additionally, he has received grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, the Center for European Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, and Santander Universities. He has curated exhibitions on swing dance in Harlem and the photography of Carl Van Vechten. His work is featured in the permanent exhibition, New York at Its Core, at the Museum of the City of New York. He has served as Director of the Aspects of Leadership Summer Institute at Princeton University, a fully-funded seven-week program that invites high-achieving, rising high school seniors from across the United States from lower-socioeconomic backgrounds applying to selective universities. He has served as a Senior Fellow for the Centre for the Analysis of the Radical Right and founding Co-Chair of the Critical European Studies Research Network for the Council for European Studies.
Dr. Valencia has been featured in NPR, Mic, VICE, Yahoo News, Al-Jazeera’s The Stream and Newshour, 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.
He received both a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Early and Late Modern European History from Fordham University in New York City, and graduated in the Honors College at Texas State with a B.A.I.S. in European Studies and a B.A. in Spanish, with minors in Medieval and Renaissance Studies and International Studies.
- Antiauthoritarian Youth Culture in Francoist Spain: Clashing with Fascism, Bloomsbury Academic, May 2018.
- Far-Right Revisionism and the End of History: Alt/Histories, edited volume, forthcoming from Routledge 2019.
- “Imagining, Thinking, and Teaching Europe” in EuropeNow (2020).
- Sex, Drugs, and the City: European Communities against HIV/AIDS, In progress.
- “Why Harry Styles Matters,” In progress.
Select Journal Articles
- “La extensión de ‘la Movida’ por Madrid: Localizando los participantes, el arte y los happenings culturales de la transición.” Proposal accepted for special issue in Ayer: Revista de Historia Contemporánea. Marcel Pons. Forthcoming.
- “Images and Ethics in Social Media Research.” Nicole Taylor, Louie Dean Valencia, Alejandro Allen. Forthcoming.
- “Pluralism at the Twilight of Franco’s Spain: Antifascist Practice and Methodologies.” Proposal accepted special issue in Fascism: Journal of Comparative Fascist Studies. Brill. 2020.
- “Locating Dictatorship in the Anthropocene: Historiographic Trends in the History of Science and Technology and the Study of European Authoritarianism.” State-of-the-field essay in Contemporary European History, Cambridge University Press. 2018.
- “Tintin in the Movida Madrileña: Gender and Sexuality in the Madrid Comic Book Zine Scene.” Commissioned peer-reviewed journal article in European Comic Art, Berghahn Press, December 2018.
- “The Rise of the European Far-Right in the Internet Age.” Article in EuropeNow, Council for European Studies at Columbia University, February 2018.
Select Book Chapters
- “MMMBop: From Analogue to Digital, Oklahoma to the Internet.” In One-Track Mind, edited by Simon Reynolds and Asif Siddiqi. New York: Palgrave. Forthcoming.
- “Empire and Civil Rights in Franco’s Spain.” In volume, edited by Scott Eastman, Vicente Sanz Rozalén, Stephen Jacobson. New York City: Berghahn, 2021.
- "From Western Civilization to Critical European Studies.” In European Studies: Past, Present and Future, edited by Erik Jones, New York: Agenda Publishing/Columbia University Press
- “Amid COVID-19, Trump Attempts to Rewrite History.” In Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic by the Radical Right: Scapegoating, Conspiracy Theories and New Narratives, edited by Tamir Bar-On and Bàrbara Molas, New York: Columbia University Press/Hannover, Germany: Ibidem Press, 2021.
- "How the El Paso Terrorist’s Manifesto Echoes Trump’s Rhetoric.” In Mainstreaming the Global Radical Right, edited by Eviane Leidig, New York: Columbia University Press/Hannover, Germany: Ibidem Press, 2020.
- “Is He a Fascist: The Election of Jair Bolsonaro.” In Tracking the Rise of the Radical Right Globally, edited by William Allchorn, New York: Columbia University Press/Hannover, Germany: Ibidem Press, 2019.
- “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, 2019.
- “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, Accepted. 2019.
- “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.
- “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.
Select Public History Articles
- “How The El Paso Terrorist’s Manifesto Echoes Trump’s Rhetoric,” published in Rantt Media (Washington DC: Centre for the Analysis of the Radical Right), August 2019.
- “The ups and downs and clashes of Western civilization,” published in Open Democracy. (London: Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right), July 2019.
- “Trump and the Global Resurgence of Fascism,” published in Rantt Media (Washington DC: Centre for the Analysis of the Radical Right), August 2019.
- “Jim Carrey, Mussolini and the Politics of Comics,” published in Open Democracy. (London: Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right), April 2019.
- “Locating the Radical Right in an Age of Radical Climate Change,” published in CARR Insights. (London: Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right), March 2019.
- “The Ethics of Consuming Fascism,” published in Fair Observer. (London: Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right, February 2019. United Nations Foundation Sponsored publication.
- “Spain First: The Return of the Falange,” published in CARR Insights. (London: Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right), December 2018.
- “Vox and the Return of the Radical Right in Spain,” published in CARR Insights. (London: Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right), December 2018.
- “In Remembrance of Kristallnacht,” published in EuropeNow (New York: Council for European Studies at Columbia University). November 2018.
- Republished in:
- OpenDemocracy (London: OpenDemocracy Foundation for the Advancement of Global Education):
- “Is He a Fascist? The Election of Jair Bolsonaro,” published in CARR Insights. (London: Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right), October 2018.
- Digital History (HIST 5375N)
- Humanities II: The Spanish Civil War (HON 2309H)
- Western Civilization, 1715 to Date (HIST 2320)
- Europe since 1919 (HIST 3310)
- History of Early Modern Spain (HIST 4338)
- History of Modern Spain (HIST 4339)
- Myths of Western Civilization: Decolonizing and Queering European History (HON 3399F)
- International Studies Senior Capstone (IS 4380)
- Queer Youth Culture (HIST 4374C)
- Podcasting History (4318Z)
Education and Membership
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
American Historical Association, the Council for European Studies, Association of Spanish and Portuguese Historical Association, International Bande Dessinée Society, and the Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender History (life member).