Painting Bohemian Lives: Absinthe, Ideology, and the Politics of Urban Life

Fordham’s first digital humanities history course! Based on nearly two years of research and preparation, this cultural history  course has students study bohemianism starting in the 19th century using social network theory, queer theory, urban space theory, and critical theory, while collecting oral histories, creating digital content, and maintaining a website made for a public audience. Course
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The Gallows are Busy

n January, I had the honour of being apart of the new publication, The Gallows Are Busy, published by Cicada Press, a collaborative effort of different artists, writers, and thinkers exploring suspension and disassociation from various perspectives. My contributions include a short piece entitled “Madrid Kills Me: Queer Obsessions and Late Nights in the Movida Madrileña”.  The reflective
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Acción, meditaciones y muerte de Juan Bravo

My first publication with the digital archival project, Archivo de la Frontera, has been published online.  Serving on the Scientific and Editorial Committee, I will also be publishing documents related to my research on youth culture in Spain in the 1960s and 70s.  This first publication, an introduction to censorship documents relating to the Emilio
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Adventures in Tetuán… Tracing the Past

oday’s adventures brought me to the Estrecho Metro stop—a train station opened in 1929 in a working class neighbourhood called Tetuán.  A lead on the Internet brought me to Hiper Comics, owned by José. Tetuán is made of approximately 49% of retired people, 11.74% unemployed, and 35% of the overall population is immigrant (source: FRAVM). Tetuán is also known
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Rimbaud in New York

David Wojnarowicz and Arthur Rimbaud. Two boys suffering untold abuses. Connected through the messy  bloodstain of art, a paper mask worn by so many. Rimbaud was shot at by his lover, Verlaine. Wojnarowicz was shot by mistake by a stranger. Both were boys living on the street, abused by men. poetics bled from them both.
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Notebooks for Dialogue

Just wanted to share with you all the new imagining of the project that originally started on BurntCitrus.  It’s called Notebooks for Dialogue (sound familiar?)  The content will be provided primarily by students enrolled in my class “understanding historical change: early modern europe, or, murder! treason! equality! and terror!”  More coming soon!
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how much does free speech cost?

I often pass by the advertisements in the New York Subway (which are now underwater) and barely pay attention.  Usually, it is something banal that doesn’t interest someone who doesn’t own a television. However, recently, when walking through Grand Central Terminal to meet up with some friends for a day of coffee shop hopping and
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hurrication 2012: behind the storm

s I gear up to re-visit this web project, I’ve decided to make it much more personalised.  Thus, It will reflect some of my everyday meanderings, ponderings, and will also reflect some of the work that I am doing.  I’m a frequent poster on Tumblr, which also will be featured on the site. Taking advantage
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From Meydan Tahrir to Wisconsin: Rethinking Revolution, Democracy and Citizenship

Excited to present at Cornell University’s conference From Meydan Tahrir to Wisconsin: Rethinking Revolution, Democracy and Citizenship  this weekend!  I’ll be presenting my paper “Spanish Revolution: Youth, Dissent & “Occupying” Space in Madrid” on a panel titled  Space, Time, & Occupation, which will consider the tactics and strategies used by young people in the summer of
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