Assistant Professor of Digital History, Texas State University. Research Editor, EuropeNow (Council for European Studies at Columbia University).
Specialist Research Areas: History, Fascism, Youth, Europe, Spain
Dr Louie Dean Valencia-García is an Assistant Professor of Digital History at Texas State University. He has taught in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University as a Lecturer on History and Literature, and served as a Director of Aspects of Leadership at the LEDA Summer Institute at Princeton University. 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.
Dr Valencia-García is an expert on fascism in Europe and across the Atlantic, and studies fascist thinkers, including: José Antonio Primo de Rivera, Julius Evola, Carl Schmitt, and Martin Heidegger, amongst others. His first book, Antiauthoritarian Youth Culture in Francoist Spain: Clashing with Fascism, was published by 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. Much of his current research on the radical right focuses on transatlantic Identitarian movements, community formation, information distribution, and propaganda (print and digital), as well as strategies to inoculate youth from fascist tendencies. In addition, he closely follows radical right youth actions in Europe and the U.S., particularly on university campuses.
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 been featured in Mic, 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.
Specialist research areas:
The history of Fascism, Nazism, and the Falange Española; historic and contemporary anti-fascism; radical right youth culture and universities; Europe; the Iberian Peninsula; historical monuments and memory; Internet culture and dissemination of information/propaganda (digital and print); VOX, Identidad Española (ADÑ); Arktos Media, Generation Identity and Identity Evropa; the radical right in U.S./México borderlands; Issues related to migration and queer studies.
Available for consultation in the following areas:
Rise of the Far-Right in Europe and the United States; university campus initiatives and workshops promoting pluralism; policy formation; live / pre-recorded media interviews (print, online, radio and television); editorials; expert witness reports and testimony