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Louie Dean Valencia-García

Dr. Louie Dean Valencia-GarciaOffice: TMH 226
Email: lvalencia@txstate.edu
Phone: 512.245.2103

Curriculum Vitae

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Education:
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

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

Research Interests:
Urban history; social movements; youth culture; fascism; anarchism; visual culture; identity; popular culture and media; countercultures and counterpublics; the European Communities/European Union; education; health care; HIV/AIDS; print and digital technology; democratic spaces; the public sphere; critical theory; race/nationalism/class/gender and sexuality; queer studies; migration studies; public history; material and digital curation; museum education; methodology

Louie Dean Valencia-García is an Assistant Professor of Digital History at Texas State University. Dr. Valencia-García taught in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University as a Lecturer on History and Literature. 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. At Texas State, Dr. Valencia-García teaches in the Department of History, the Public History Program, the Center for International Studies, and the Honors College.

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 next book project focuses on the HIV/AIDS in Europe during the first two decades of the crisis through the lenses of healthcare policy, community organizing, technological innovation, and scientific research—studying how researchers, doctors, bureaucrats, and activists were able to build networks and awareness to address the crisis.

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 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 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, intense 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.

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 ProjectsAntiauthroitarian Youth Culture in Francoist Spain


Select 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.
  • The Rise of the European Far-Right in the Internet Age.” Article in EuropeNow, Council for European Studies, 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.

Book Chapters

  • “MMMBop: From Analogue to Digital, Oklahoma to the Internet” Commissioned chapter in One-Track Mind, edited by Simon Reynolds and Asif Siddiqi. 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, 2018. Forthcoming 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, 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.
  • “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.

Book Reviews/Editor’s Choice Reviews

  • Editor’s Choice Review of Desmond Morris, The Lives of the Surrealists (Council for European Studies at Columbia University). July 2018.
  • Editor’s Choice Review of Carlos Taibo, Los olvidados de los olvidados: Un siglo y medio de anarquismo en España (Council for European Studies at Columbia University). June 2018.
  • Editor’s Choice Review of Timothy Snyder, The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America (Council for European Studies at Columbia University). May 2018.
  • Editor’s Choice Review of Dean Vuletic, Postwar Europe and the Eurovision Song Contest
    (Council for European Studies at Columbia University). April 2018.
  • Editor’s Choice Review of Cynthia Miller-Idriss, The Extreme Gone Mainstream: Commercialization and Far Right Youth Culture in Germany (Council for European Studies at Columbia University). March 2018.
  • Editor’s Choice Review of Eugenia Afinoguénova, The Prado: Spanish Culture and Leisure, 1819–1939 in EuropeNow (Council for European Studies at Columbia University). February 2018.
  • Book Review of Daniel Kane, “Do You Have a Band?”: Poetry and Punk Rock in New York City in Gotham (The Gotham Center for New York City History at the CUNY Graduate Center). January 2018.
  • Editor’s Choice Review of Raphael Minder, The Struggle for Catalonia in EuropeNow (Council for European Studies at Columbia University). December 2017.
  • Editor’s Choice Review of Yuri Slezkine, The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution in EuropeNow (Council for European Studies at Columbia University). November 2017.
  • 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 Susanne Kuss, The Classical Debt: Greek Antiquity in an Era of Austerity in EuropeNow (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 in EuropeNow (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.

Exhibitions

Researcher | New York at Its Core. Digital totem display presentation and research. Permanent Exhibition, Museum of the City of New York, Fall 2016.

Curator | “Carl Van Vechten: The Harlem Renaissance and Beyond,” Exhibition, Museum of the City of New York, November 2015-February 2016.

Curator | “Jitterbuggin’ in Harlem: Bringing Swing to the World, Harlem Swing Dance and Lindy Hop Collection.” Pop-up Exhibition, Museum of the City of New York, February 2016.

Exhibitor | “Occupy ______: What is this Global Youth Movement?” Photo gallery exhibition at The Gallery of the Common Experience, Texas State University, Winter 2011-Spring 2012.


Memberships

American Historical Association, the Council for European Studies, Association of Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, International Bande Dessinée Society, Comics Studies Society (founding member), the Society for the History of Technology, and the Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender History.