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Louie Dean Valencia-García

Dr. Louie Dean Valencia-GarciaOffice: TMH 226
Phone: 512.245.2103

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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

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

Research and Teaching Interests:

Digital history; Europe; Spain; the Mediterranean; Queer and Youth History; Fascism and the Radical Right; Anarchism; Information Production and Distribution; Visual Culture; Book History; Urban Space and Counterculture; Critical Pedagogies and Methodologies

Dr. Louie Dean Valencia-García is an Assistant Professor of Digital History at Texas State University and a Senior Fellow at the Centre for the Analysis of the Radical Right. Before joining the Department of History, he was a Lecturer on History and Literature at Harvard University. He is a Research Editor for EuropeNow, the monthly journal of Council for European Studies at Columbia University. 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. His first book, Antiauthoritarian Youth Culture in Francoist Spain: Clashing with Fascism was published Bloomsbury Academic in 2018. He is the editor of the forthcoming volume, 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.

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. He has received grants from 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 is a member of the Scientific and Editorial Committee for the Archivo de la Frontera, a UNESCO digital project of the Centro Europeo de la Difisión de las Ciencias Sociales at the Universidad de Alcalá in Spain. Dr. Valencia-García has also served as a Director of Aspects of Leadership at the LEDA Summer Institute at Princeton University, a fully-funded seven-week program that invites one hundred high-achieving high school seniors from across the United States from lower-socioeconomic backgrounds applying to selective universities. In 2017, 70% of the cohort was admitted to at least one Ivy League school, MIT, or Stanford University. 97% was admitted to at least one Most Competitive school.

He teaches classes on Digital History, Western Civilization, Post-1950 Europe, International Studies, Spanish History, the Spanish Civil War, and Queer History. 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.I.S. in European Studies and B.A. in Spanish in the Honors College at Texas State University.

Dr. Valencia-García has been featured in VICE/Broadly, Al-Jazeera, Mic, 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.

PublicationsAntiauthroitarian Youth Culture in Francoist Spain

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  • “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.
  • “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. Forthcoming.
  • “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.
  • “Ansel Adams and the Autumn Moon,” Donald Olson, Russell Doescher, Louie Dean Valencia-García, Kara Holsinger, Ashley Ralph. Sky and Telescope Magazine, October 2005.

Peer-Reviewed 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.
  • “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. Forthcoming.
  • “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.
  • “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.


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).