Louie Dean Valencia-García
Dr. Louie Dean Valencia-García an Assistant Professor of Digital History at Texas State University. He specialises in urban studies and critical theory in his research of fascism and the ways young people created democratic and pluralistic spaces in their everyday lives. A believer in the necessity for practical and creative approaches to digital humanities, Dr Valencia is an enthusiastic practitioner of using digital methods to enliven research and to enrich classrooms.
Dr. Louie Dean Valencia-García is an Assistant Professor of Digital History at Texas State University and a Senior Fellow at the Centre for the Analysis of the Radical Right. Before joining the Department of History, he was a Lecturer on History and Literature at Harvard University. He is a Research Editor for EuropeNow, the monthly journal of Council for European Studiesat 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. 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 current research focuses on HIV/AIDS in Europe during the first two decades of the crisis through the lenses of healthcare policy, community organizing, technological innovation and information distribution, and scientific research.
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. 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 digital 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 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.
He teaches classes on Digital History, Western Civilization, Post-1950 Europe, International Studies, Spanish History, the Spanish Civil War, and Queer History. He 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. in European Studies and B.A. in Spanish in the Honors College at Texas State University.
Dr. Valencia-García has been featured in VICE/Broadly, Al-Jazeera, Mic, 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.