Louie Dean Valencia García is a senior teaching fellow and Ph.D. candidate studying Early Modern and Modern European History at Fordham University in New York City. Louie studies cultural history, the production of space, and everyday dissent in youth and subaltern cultures in contemporary history. He has researched, presented, and written internationally on questions related to the creation of democratic and pluralistic spaces. He is especially interested in youth culture in the 1960s and  80s, and the culture of the Spanish “Movida Madrileña”.

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I have also received a Santander Summer Fellowship, and fellowships from the Spanish Ministry of Culture and the Swann Foundation at the United States Library of Congress. I hold an M.A. in History, a B.A.I.S. in International/European Studies, and a B.A. in Spanish Literature. In his spare time, I am an advocate for children’s rights, write poetry, and make comic books.

In the spring of 2007, I graduated in the Honors College from Texas State University with degrees in European Studies and Spanish Literature and minors in Medieval and Renaissance Studies and International Studies. I was honoured to give the student commencement address to my graduating class.

If I could choose any way to spend my day it most likely would be at some nameless café in some unknown corner of the world while reading a comic book, writing, reading a novel, listening to NPR or reading the New York Times online. In my free time I draw, read, write, and try to update BurntCitrus—which isn’t always as often as I would like…

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