My dissertation seeks to illuminate the persistent nature of Francisco Franco’s regime’s legacy in the consciousness of United States anti-fascist networks over the course of the mid- to late twentieth century, contributing to a budding and ever-evolving discourse on human rights, anti-fascism, and historical memory. Following Franco’s Spanish Civil War victory in 1939, Spanish Civil War Republican refugees and veterans, as well as anti-fascist activist populations, involved themselves in numerous social causes that represented the shifting interpretations of human rights, fascism, and the legacies of Franco’s repression over time in the United States. These individuals and organizations spearheaded efforts to ensure that the horrors of the Spanish Civil War and Franco dictatorship would not be forgotten despite changing United States Cold War diplomacy domestically and internationally.
“Memory surrounding a Mausoleum: Transforming Spain’s Valley of the Fallen into a Site of Conscience.” Space and Culture 25(2), December 31, 2021.
Tyler J. Goldberger and Carlos Osorio, “United States Declassification Diplomacy with Argentina: A Timeline.” H-Diplo, September 16, 2021.
UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND INVITED TALKS
September 22, 2022 @ 11:30a – ‘Alma Mater’s Love They’re Telling’: Negotiating William & Mary’s Competing Historical Memories of Violence. “Understanding the Holocaust, Genocide, and Mass Violence in the Public Imagination,” Metropolitical State University of Denver
October 20, 2022 @ 2:00p – Reexamining and Redressing Descriptions in Archival Records: Hon’s Diary as a Case Study. Virginia Library Association Annual Conference, Norfolk, VA
November 14, 2022 @ 3:00p – Holocaust Memory and Memorialization in the United States through Yad Vashem. Register here.
November 17, 2022 @ 11:00a – Transitional Justice in Argentina: A Case Study in History and Memory. Dr. Richard Turit’s course, guest lecturer