Louie Dean Valencia-García
Dr. Louie Dean Valencia-García is an Assistant Professor of Digital History at Texas State University. He is a Senior Fellow for the Centre for the Analysis of the Radical Right, and is Co-Chair of the Critical European Studies Research Network for the Council for European Studies at Columbia University. He also is a Research Editor for the CES’s monthly digital journal, EuropeNow. Dr. Valencia-García has served as a Lecturer on History and Literature at Harvard University.
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, which explores the ways contemporary far-right movements have used history to legitimate themselves, under contract with Routledge. His current research 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 writes frequently on youth and queer culture, as well as punk and popular culture in comic books and music.
Dr. Valencia-García has held fellowships from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 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, amongst others. He has curated and contributed to multiple exhibitions at the Museum of the City of New York. 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 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.
Dr. Valencia-García has been featured in 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. His analysis regularly appears in Open Democracy, Fair Observer, and Rantt.
He 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.
Research and Teaching Interests:
Digital history and methods; Early and Late Modern Europe; Spain; the Mediterranean; queer and youth history; fascism and the Radical Right; anarchism and antifascism; analogue and digital information production and distribution; visual culture; urban space and counterculture; HIV/AIDS in Europe; critical pedagogy
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.
Ravaged & Ravished Bodies: Socialised Health Care, Exile, and HIV/AIDS in Europe, 1980-1995, 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.
- “Pluralism at the Twilight of Franco’s Spain: Antifascist Practice and Methodologies.” Proposal accepted special issue in Fascism: Journal of Comparative Fascist Studies. Brill. Forthcoming.
- “Images and Ethics in Social Media Research.” Nicole Taylor, Louie Dean Valencia, Alejandro Allen. In preparation for Human Organization. Forthcoming.
- “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. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Forthcoming.
- “Empire and Civil Rights in Franco’s Spain.” In volume, edited by Scott Eastman, Vicente Sanz Rozalén, Stephen Jacobson. New York City: Berghahn, Forthcoming.
- “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)
- Modern Spain (HIST 4318O)
- Early Modern Spain (HIST 4318Q)
- International Studies Senior Capstone (IS 4380)
- Queer Youth Culture (HIST 4374C)
Ph.D. in Early and Late Modern European History, Fordham University
A.M. 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, Comics Studies Society (founding member), and the Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender History (life member).