Andrew W. Mellon Predoctoral Fellow, Museum of the City of New York
Centennial Fellow, Ph.D. Candidate, Fordham University


Ph.D. Candidate in Modern and Early Modern History, ABD, Fordham University

Dissertation Title: Making a Scene: Antiauthoritarian Youth Culture and Creating Democratic Spaces in Franco’s Spain, 1955-1984

Co-Directed by: Rosemary Wakeman (Fordham University) and Christopher Schmidt-Nowara (Tufts University)

Dissertation Committee: Rosemary Wakeman, S. Elizabeth Penry; David Hamlin; Asif Siddiqi (Fordham University); Paul Julian Smith (CUNY Graduate Center)

Comprehensive Exam Fields:

Modern Europe:
History of History, Philosophy of History; The French Revolution; Capitalism and Social Protest; Nineteenth Century Social Conflict; Nationalism; World War I; Interwar Europe; World War II; Post 1945 Europe

Spain, 1808 to the Present:
War, Revolution, and Early Liberalism; Nations and Nationalism: 1898: Transition of Empires; Democracy and Civil War; The Franco Régime and the Transition to Democracy

Early Modern Spain and the Americas:
Spain: Intellectual; Religion; Gender; Urban
Colonial Latin America: Intellectual; Gender; Urban; Rebellion and Independence; Carnivalesque

Urban Studies:
Post-Modern Theory, Subjectivity, and the City; The City: Everyday Life and Production of Space; Globalization, Postcolonialism, and the Global South; The Subaltern, Counterpublics and Subcultures; Youth Social Movements, Dissent and Revolution

M.A., Early Modern and Modern European History, 2010.

Thesis: Revolt of the Youth: How the Memory of Democratic Dialogue Legitimised Dissent Against the Francoist Régime. Supervised by Dr. David Hamlin and Dr. Christopher Schmidt-Nowara.

B.A.I.S. European Studies, minors in International Studies and Honors Studies, May 2007.

B.A. Spanish Literature, minors in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, May 2007.

  • Honors Thesis: De Que Va Lo Cheli: How the Argot in the Films of Pedro Almodóvar Reflects the Social Changes in of Spanish Youth Culture in the Post-Franco Era (1975-1985). Supervised by Dr. María de las Nieves Pujalte.
  • College of Liberal Arts Student Commencement Speaker, May 2007.
  • Graduated in the Honors College.

Other Studies/Affiliations:

  • Museum of the City of New York/CUNY (July-September 2015)
    • Seminars studying museum studies and public history (Advisor: Thomas Kessner)
  • School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell University (June-July 2012)
    • Seminar sessions studying questions of critical theory, technology, queer studies, and space.
  • City University of New York Graduate Center (Fall 2011)
    • Coursework in Film Studies through the New York City Doctoral Consortium
  • Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain (July 2011)
    • Summer course on Spanish LGBTQ issues
  • Universidad de Valladolid, Spain (2004-2005)
    • Completed coursework in Hispanic Studies


Modern and Early Modern Europe, Spain, France, New York City, Latin American history, Transatlantic history; Urban history; youth movements and cultures; dissent; technology; public space; counterpublics; critical theory; gender and sexuality; queer studies; everyday life; fascism; anarchism, European identity; popular culture and media; bohemian and avant-garde culture; public history; digital humanities; geographic information systems


  • Andrew W. Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship, Museum of the City of New York, 2015-2016.
  • Fordham GSAS Centennial Fellowship, 2015-16.
  • Fordham GSAS Presidential Senior Teaching Fellowship, 2014-2015.
  • Fordham GSAS Presidential Graduate Fellowship, 2009-2014.
  • Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) Fellowship, 2014.
  • Fordham Travel Grant to attend Digital Humanities 2014 Conference, Université de Lausanne/École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, 2014.
  • Acción Cultural Española Cultural Programming Grant, 2013-2014.
  • Hispanex Culture Fellowship, Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, 2013-2014.
  • United States Library of Congress Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon Fellowship, 2013.
  • Santander Universities Summer Fellowship, 2013.
  • Paul Levack Prize in History, for scholarship and service to Fordham University, 2013.
  • Jesuit Pedagogy Seminar Fellowship, Fordham University, 2013.
  • Fellowship to attend the School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell University, 2012.
  • Summer Fellowship to attend “La cuestión LGTB en la España del siglo XX”, Escorial Palace, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2011.
  • Program for Cultural Cooperation Between Spain’s Ministry of Culture and United States’ Universities Preliminary Research Grant, 2011.
  • Fordham Summer Research Support Grant, 2011, 2012, 14
  • Fordham Graduate Student Association Travel Grant, 2010.
  • Spanish Ministry of Education and Science Language and Culture Fellowship, 2007-08.
  • Graduation Commencement Speaker, College of Liberal Arts, Texas State University, 2007.
  • University Honors Thesis Grant, 2006, 2007.
  • Roberto A. Galván Scholarship, 2006-07.
  • Texas State International Education Fee Scholarship, 2004, 2005.
  • Honors College Scholarship, 2005, 2006.


  • Valencia-García, Louie Dean. “A League of Orphans and Single Parents: Making a Family in an Era of ‘Father Knows Best’.” In The Ages of the Justice League, edited by Joseph J. Darowski. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Forthcoming 2016.
  • Valencia-García, Louie Dean. “Reinventing a Carnivalesque Public Sphere: (Re)imagining and (Re)drawing Madrid in the Long 1970s.” Chapter in The Punk Aesthetic in Comics, edited by Christopher Field, et al. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Forthcoming 2015.
  • Valencia-García, Louie Dean. “Madrid Kills Me: Late Nights in the Movida Madrileña.” Chapter in The Gallows Are Busy. Cicada Press, 2014.
  • Valencia-García, Louie Dean. “Acción, meditaciones y muerte de Juan Bravo, de la colección La Banda de Moebius, editada por Luis Manuel Rodríguez Editor.” Colección: E-libros: El paraíso de las islas. Centro Europeo para la Difusión de las Ciencias Sociales: Archivo de la Frontera, 2013.
  • Valencia-García, Louie Dean. “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.
  • Valencia-García, Louie Dean. “A Growing Indignant Global Youth Movement”, NYC Latino Politics Blog, 12 August 2011.
  • Referenced in the CRS Report for Congress, Foreign Students in the United States: Policies and Legislation, Chad C. Haddal, Jan. 31, 2008. Order Code: RL31146.
  • “Ansel Adams and the Autumn Moon,” Donald Olson, Russell Doescher, Louie Dean Valencia, Kara Holsinger, Ashley Ralph. Sky and Telescope Magazine, October 2005.


  • Congressional Research Service Report for Congress, Foreign Students in the United States: Policies and Legislation, Chad C. Haddal, Jan. 31, 2008. Order Code: RL31146.
  • Olson, Donald W. Celestial Sleuth: Using Astronomy to Solve Mysteries in Art, History and Literature. New York: Springer, 2014.
  • Wabuda, Susan. “Cardinal Wolsey and Cambridge.” British Catholic History 32, no. 03 (2015): 280-92.


  • “Empire and Civil Rights in Franco’s Spain: Transatlantic and Global Comparisons in Cuadernos para el diálogo, 1963-1974,” Paper presented on the panel Atlantic and Latin American History Spanished: A Tribute to Christopher Schmidt-Nowara at the 50th Annual Latin American Studies Conference, May 2015.
  • Invited Guest, Shared Heritage between U.S. and Mexico Common Experience, Philosophy Dialogue Series, and Texas State Honors College Annual Chautauqua, Texas State University, 18-20 February 2016.
  • Museum Curation, Carl Van Vechten: Photographing the Harlem Renaissance and Beyond, Museum of the City of New York, November 2015-January 2016.
  • “Difficult Topics in the Harlem Renaissance: Analyzing and Discussing Race, Gender, Sexuality, and All that Jazz,” Workshop for Middle School and High School Teachers, Museum of the City of New York, November 2015
  • Invited Speaker, “Notebooks for Dialogue: Creating the Student-Driven, Student-Centred Class Discussion,” Graduate Student Association Pedagogy Series, Fordham University, December 2015.
  • Invited Public Lecture, “Gender, Coffee Shops, Nationalism and Cat Massacres: A Crash Course on the French Enlightenment”. Chosen by undergraduate students to present to Parents’ Weekend, Fordham University, November 2015.
  • Inaugural Speaker, Salice-Conley Senior/Professor Dialogue Series, Arthur Avenue Market, October 2015.
  • “The Rectification of Names: A Teach-In on Torture, Human Rights, and Restorative Justice”, Moderator and Coordinator, Fordham University, March 2015.
  • “Clashing with Fascism: Spain’s Democratic Transition in Punk Comic Books”, Paper presented to the 46th Annual Conference of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Johns Hopkins University, March 2015.
  • “Drawing Conclusions: Investigating Fascist Spain through Comic Books and Fanzines”, Fordham University History Day, February 2015.
  • “Teaching Digital IRL: Trials of a Millennial Teaching Millennials”, Co-sponsored by the Fordham Graduate Student Digital Humanities Group and GSAS Futures, Fordham University, February 2015.
  • Invited Speaker, How to Read a Newspaper: Bias, Objectivity and Subjectivity, Fordham Gabelli School of Business Management Society, Fordham University, November 2014.
  • Invited Panelist, Getting Respect: Comics Goes to College: Academic Mini-Conference, Wizard World Comic Book Convention, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas, September 2014.
  • Invited Panelist, 1939: Batman’s Beginning and the Year that Changed Everything, Wizard World Comic Book Convention, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas, September 2014.
  • Organizer, Poetas por km²: Poets in New York, Poetry event in bringing 11 Spanish and New York poets together, including a workshop on book binding and the materiality of the book, Fordham University, May 2014. Featuring: Guillermo Fésser, Claire Donato, María Salgado, Edwin Torres, and Josep Pedrals.
  • “Augmented Reality-Infused Pedagogy: Making Social Media Relevant in the Classroom,” Digital Humanities + Pedagogy: A Workshop, Fordham University, April 2014.
  • Invited Commentator, Representations of Violence in the Construction of National Identity panel, Fordham University Graduate Student Conference, Fordham University, April 2014.
  • “Making a Scene: Reviving the Public Sphere through Sex, Drugs, and Comic Books,” Council for European Studies Conference 2014: Resurrections, Washington D.C., March 2014.
  • “Penetrating Franco’s Spain: Civil Rights Discourse in Franco’s Spain,” History Day, Fordham University, February 2014.
  • Invited Panelist, What is Fairness?: A Panel Disscussion, Inaugural event for Fair Trade Month discussing activism and café culture, Rodrigue’s Coffee House, Fordham University, October 2014.
  • Invited Public Lecture, “Truth, Justice and the American Way in Franco’s Spain”. Chosen by undergraduate students to present to Parents Weekend, Fordham University, October 2013.
  • “Overheard in a Coffee Shop: Pedagogical Approaches to Illustrating the Enlightenment”. Symposium on Jesuit Pedagogy, Fordham University, May 2013.
  • Moderator, “What Happened to the Archive? Shifting Paradigms in the Humanities.” Panel for Gannon Lecture Series, Fordham University, April 2013.
  • “Spanish Revolution: Youth, Dissent & “Occupying” Space in Madrid.” Paper presented to the conference From Meydan Tahrir to Wisconsin: Rethinking Revolution, Democracy and Citizenship, Cornell University, April 2012.
  • “The Penetration of Franco’s Spain: Youth and American Culture, 1960-1980.” Paper presented to the 43nd Annual Conference of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Tufts University, March 2012.
  • “Truth, Justice and the American Way in Franco’s Spain.” Communitas Finalist, Presentation for the Gannon Lecture Series Fordham University, April 2012.
  • Invited presentation and photography exhibit, “Occupy ______: What is this Global Youth Movement?” Photo gallery exhibition at The Gallery of the Common Experience, Texas State University, Winter 2011-Spring 2012.
  • Moderator, “Street Beef: Urban Voices, Fashion, and Harassment.” Panel for the conference The Art of Outrage: Poetics, Politics, Polarization, Fordham University, October 2011.
  • Chair and Commentator, “Rebels with a Cause: Youth Cultures and Geographies of Dissent.” Panel for the conference Cities in History: Urban Identities Reconsidered, Fordham University, Organizer, Chair and Commentator, September 2011.
  • “Truth, Justice and the American Way: Pluralism, Youth and Supermán in Franco’s Spain.” Paper presented to the 42nd Annual Conference of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, University of Lisbon, Portugal, July 2011.
  • “Remembering the Liberal Era: The Legitimisation of Dissent Against the Francoist Regime.” Paper presented to Dissent & History: An Examination of Individual & Collective Opposition to Power Structures, Univ. of Rochester, March 2010.
  • “The Dionysian Representation of Tadzio as a Reflection of Aschenbach’s Humanity in Death in Venice.” Paper presented to Sex, Death and Boredom Conference, Fordham University, February 2010.
  • “Cómo el argot de las películas de Pedro Almodóvar refleja los cambios sociales de la juventud española en el posfranquismo (1975-1985).” Paper presented to the National Undergraduate Research Conference, Dominican University of California, May 2007.
  • “Our Lady of Liberty: How Marianne Attempted to Replace Notre Dame.” Paper presented to Gender and Enlightenment: The Eighteenth-Century Debate and its Legacy, Texas State University, March 2007.
  • Invited Panelist, New Directions in History Panel at World History Association of Texas Conference, Texas Lutheran University, 2006.


  • Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, Museum of the City of New York, researching, preparing and proposing museum exhibitions, programmes; leading museum tours; consult forthcoming museum exhibitions; design and layout; Preparing public lecture series on New York punk culture
  • Senior Teaching Fellow/Teaching Fellow, Fordham University, prepared and taught courses for upper-level and lower-level courses in the History and English Departments. Syllabi Available Upon Request.
  • Dissertation Research, Archivo General de la Administración, Spanish National Library, Archivo Histórico Nacional, Madrid Municipal Archive, Spanish Instituto de la Juventud, the Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas, and the Centro Documental de la Memoria Histórica. (2012-2014)
  • Archival Research, University of Texas at Austin, Research Project for Dr. David Hamlin, Associate Professor of History, Fordham University. (2011)
  • Pre-dissertation Research, Archivo General de la Administración, Álcala de Henares, Spain; Biblioteca Nacional de España, Madrid; Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas, Madrid. (2011, 2012)
  • Fordham Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Graduate Assistant, Preparing publicity and promotional materials, and speaking with incoming graduate students. (2010-11)
  • Research Assistant, Thomas McCoog, S.J., Ph.D., Jesuit Historical Society, Rome. Work included research, translation, sourcing and referencing footnotes for the journal Archivum Historicum Societatis Iesu. (2009-10)
  • Language and Culture Teaching Fellowship, Organised by the Spanish Embassy and the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science; Responsible for imparting English classes to 120 students (ages five to seven), as well as teaching two groups of adults. Furthermore, responsibilities included the organisation of school events in collaboration with Save the Children España. (Sept. 2007-May 2008)
  • Research Assistant, Donald W. Olson, Ph.D., Physics Dept., Texas State University.  Member of a research team investigating astronomical events in the photography of Ansel Adams. Responsibilities included: archival research, software development, preparation of graphics and presentations, astronomical calculations.  Research resulted in publication in Sky and Telescope Magazine. (Aug. 2004-July 2005)


  • Composition and Rhetoric II; Fall 2013, Spring 2014.
  • Painting Bohemian Lives: Absinthe, Ideology, and the Politics of Urban Life; Fall 2014.
  • Understanding Historical Change: Early Modern Europe; Spring 2013.
  • Understanding Historical Change: Modern Europe; Spring 2012, Fall 2012 (2 sections), Fall 2014, Spring 2015.
  • Parent’s University, Fordham Family Weekend 2013, 2015


  • Museum Education Seminar; Museum of the City of New York (Summer 2015)
  • Pedagogy Theory and Practice Colloquium I; Anne Fernald/Moshe Gold (Spring 2013).
  • Pedagogy Theory and Practice Colloquium II; Anne Fernald/Moshe Gold (Fall 2013).
  • Jesuit Pedagogy Seminar; Christine Firer Hinz, Moshe Gold, Michael Bauer (Spring 2013).
  • Fordham LGBT & Ally Network of Support Training, Office of Multicultural Affairs (Spring 2011).
  • Teaching History; Nancy Curtin (Fall 2010).


  • Digital Strategy Analyst, Reindeer Group, New York City, NY, (December 2008-December 2010). Research, New Media Strategy, content management of “GOOP by Gwyneth Paltrow”, PepsiCo., Patron Tequila.
  • Publications and Publicity Coordinator, Honors College, Texas State University, (August 2004- August 2007). Responsible for the publication of university pamphlets, brochures, posters and advertisement placement, and digital media. Additionally, position called for event organisation and preparation for invited campus speakers. Other responsibilities included: research, graphic design, budget proposals and presentations to administrators.
  • Online Editor, MusicFans.com/Big Shot Entertainment, San Francisco, CA, (2000-2002). Founder and manager of music fan website, subsequently purchased by MusicFans.com

Native in Castilian and English; Intermediate Level of Catalonian and French; Basic Latin

McNay Museum of Art (2004); University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures (2004)


Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies; Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History; Urban History Association; Fordham History Graduate Student Association (Social Coordinator, Social Media/Digital Humanities Coordinator 2009-2014)


  • 2014 Poetas por Km²: Poets in New York at Lincoln Center, Chair, Spring 2014.
  • McCloskey Summer Fellowship Committee, Spring 2014.
  • Cities in History: Urban Identities Reconsidered Conference Planning Committee, Spring 2011.
  • Fordham Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Advisory Committee, Fall 2010.
  • Fordham History Graduate Student Executive Council, 2009-2014.
  • Texas State Honors Program Director Search Committee, 2007.
  • Texas State Honors Program Committee, 2005-07.
  • Special Olympics Summer Games Press committee, 2002-03.


  • Editor, PaintingBohemia.org. Digital magazine and collaborative project studying bohemian lives.
  • Scientific and Editorial Committee, ArchivodelaFrontera.com, project of the Centro Europeo de Difusión de las Ciencias Sociales and the Universidad de Alcalá, 2013-present.
  • Editor, NotebooksforDialogue.org. Digital collaborative project studying European Culture.
  • Planning committee, LittleCareBoxes.com, Project that raised $90,000 for hurricane victims, Fall 2012.



New York City History Day 2016; “In Our Son’s Name” Film Viewing: The Search for Peace and Justice in a Post-9/11 World (2015), You Did It To Me: An Ash Wednesday Meditation on Human Rights and Human Dignity (2015), 2014 Poetas por Km²; History Day: Undergraduate Conference and Information Fair (2012-15); Cities in History: Urban Identities Reconsidered Conference (2011); Erin Brockovich-Ellis (2007); Isabel Allende (2007); “Fast for Darfur” (2007); “Protest and Dissent: Juilliard Joins Texas State for A Common Experience in the Arts” (2007); Hettie Jones (2006); Nozuko Ngcaweni: Dignity and Courage in the Time of AIDS (2006); Luis Valdez: Zoot Suit (2006); Translating Clarice Lispector: The Stylistics of Love (2006); Spike Lee (2006); Gilbert Tuhabony: Escaping Genocide (2006); Mohammad Al-Atar: Palestinians for Peace (2004); The Malady of Death: Asa Mader and Anna Mouglalis (2004); Texas Special Olympics Summer Games (2003-2004)