Dr. 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 Senior Fellow of the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right and a Research Editor for EuropeNow, the monthly journal of Council for European Studies at Columbia University (CES). He is a founding co-chair of the Co-Chair of the Critical European Studies Research Network for the CES. 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 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. with a concentration in European Studies, and a B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature in the Honors College at Texas State University.

He is an avid fan of comic books and graphic novels, coffee shops, and European hostels. Dr. Valencia enjoys writing about himself in third person on occasion. He has volunteered extensively with the Special Olympics and Save the Children International.

Dr. Valencia 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.

Current Projects:

  • Antiauthoritarian Youth Culture in Francoist Spain: Clashing with Fascism, Bloomsbury (May 2018.)
  • Far-Right Revisionism and the End of History: Alt/Histories, Under contract with Routledge (2019)
  • Ravaged & Ravished Bodies: Abjection, Socialised Health Care, and HIV/AIDS in Contemporary Europe, 1984-2000, In progress.
  • Painting Bohemian Lives: The Practise of Everyday Dissent, In progress.

Teaching Interests:

  • Digital history;
  • Public history;
  • Methodology;
  • Museum education

Research Interests:

  • Technology/Information creation and distribution;
  • Network analysis;
  • Democracy and the Public Sphere;
  • Fascism/Far-Right Nationalism
  • Antiauthoritarianism;
  • Youth Culture;
  • Subcultures;
  • Gender, Sexuality, and Queer Studies;
  • Urban Studies

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