Louie Dean Valencia-García is an Assistant Professor of Digital History at Texas State University. He studies urban and community formation, youth activism, the far right, queer culture, democratic and bureaucratic institutions, and technology. For his Carnegie project, he will write the first comprehensive history of HIV/AIDS in Europe and create an accompanying digital project. He has been a Lecturer on History and Literature at Harvard University, has served the Research Committee of EuropeNow, the journal of the Council for European Studies at Columbia University, and is co-chair of the CES’ Critical European Studies Research Network. He is a Senior Fellow and Head of the History Research Unite for the London-based Centre for the Analysis of the Radical Right. He is the author of Antiauthoritarian Youth Culture in Francoist Spain: Clashing with Fascism _(Bloomsbury Academic, 2018), for which he was a finalist for CES’ Book Award for 2018-20. He is the editor of _Far-Right Revisionism and the End of History: Alt/Histories (Routledge, 2020).
He has held grants and fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the United States Library of Congress, the Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory, and the Spanish Ministry of Education, amongst others. He has served as faculty, curriculum developer, and director for the Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America Summer Institute at Princeton University (2017, 2018). He is a member of the editorial committee of both the Archivo de la Frontera at the Universidad de Alcalá and the Revista Internacional de Estudios sobre Terrorismo. At Texas State, he teaches in the Department of History, the Public History Program, the Center for International Studies, and the Honors College. Earning his PhD in Early and Late Modern European History from Fordham University in 2016, he has worked at Museum of the City of New York, creating both photography and digital exhibitions and has worked as digital analyst on projects for several Fortune 500 companies. He has been featured in the New York Times, NPR, VICE, Christian Science Monitor, amongst others.