Faculty Profile for Dr. Louie Dean Valencia

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Dr. Louie Dean Valencia
Assistant Professor — History
Assistant Professor — History
TMH 202
phone: (512) 245-2142

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Louie Dean Valencia is an Assistant Professor of Digital History and is Coordinator of the Texas Center for Public History. His work focuses on contemporary Europe, the history of fascism/antifascism, youth and queer studies, collective memory, and digital culture and methods. He has taught at Harvard University and been an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the Museum of the City of New York.

His first book, Antiauthoritarian Youth Culture in Francoist Spain: Clashing with Fascism, was published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2018. He is the editor of Far-Right Revisionism and the End of History: Alt/Histories (Routledge 2020), which studies the ways far-right movements use history to legitimate themselves. He has co-edited a special feature for the Council for European Studies at Columbia University’s digital journal, EuropeNow, titled “Imagining, Thinking, and Teaching Europe” (2020). He has published articles in the journals Fascism, European Comic Art, Contemporary European History, amongst others, and in numerous edited volumes. He is on the Editorial Board of the Revista Internacional de Estudios sobre Terrorismo. He is a member of the Scientific and Editorial Committee for the Archivo de la Frontera, a project of the Centro Europeo de la Difisión de las Ciencias Sociales at the Universidad de Alcalá in Spain.

Dr. Valencia’s current book project 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. He also writes on comic books, film, and music. In his spare time, he is working on a book on masculinity, online fandoms, and Harry Styles.
Dr. Valencia has held additional fellowships from the United States Library of Congress and the Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory. Additionally, he has received grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, the Center for European Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, and Santander Universities. He has curated exhibitions on swing dance in Harlem and the photography of Carl Van Vechten. His work is featured in the permanent exhibition, New York at Its Core, at the Museum of the City of New York. He has served as Director of the Aspects of Leadership Summer Institute at Princeton University, a fully-funded seven-week program that invites high-achieving, rising high school seniors from across the United States from lower-socioeconomic backgrounds applying to selective universities. He has served as a Senior Fellow for the Centre for the Analysis of the Radical Right and founding Co-Chair of the Critical European Studies Research Network for the Council for European Studies.

Dr. Valencia has been featured in NPR, Mic, VICE, Yahoo News, Al-Jazeera’s The Stream and Newshour, 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.

He received both a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Early and Late Modern European History from Fordham University in New York City, and graduated in the Honors College at Texas State with a B.A.I.S. in European Studies and a B.A. in Spanish, with minors in Medieval and Renaissance Studies and International Studies.

Teaching Interests

Digital history;
Public history;

Research Interests

Early and Late Modern Europe;
Technology/Digital Information;
Network analysis;
Democracy and the Public Sphere;
Fascism/Far-Right Nationalism
Youth Culture;
Gender, Sexuality, and Queer Studies;
Urban Studies;

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Valencia, L. D. (2020). “Pluralism at the Twilight of Franco’s Spain: Antifascist Practice and Methodologies.” Fascism: Journal of Comparative Fascist Studies. https://doi.org/10.1163/22116257-09010001
  • Valencia, L. D. (2020). “Tintin in the Movida Madrileña: Race and Gender in the Madrid Comic Book Zine Scene.” In A. Magnussen (Ed.), Spanish Comics: Historical and Cultural Perspectives. Berghahn Press. https://doi.org/10.3167/eca.2018.110202
  • Valencia, L. D., & Ducros, H. (Eds.). (2020). Imagining, Thinking, and Teaching Europe. EuropeNow. New York City, NY, United States of America: Council for European Studies. Retrieved from https://www.europenowjournal.org/2020/06/02/imagining-thinking-and-teaching-europe/
  • Valencia, L. D. (2019). “The memory of Generalisimo Francisco Franco is still alive.” Open Democracy. London, United Kingdom: Open Democracy/Centre for the Analysis of the Radical Right. Retrieved from https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/countering-radical-right/memory-generalisimo-francisco-franco-still-alive/
  • Valencia, L. D. (2019). “This is What ‘Peaceful Ethnic Cleansing’ Looks Like.” Rantt. Washington D.C.: Rantt Media. Retrieved from https://rantt.com/trump-immigration-policies-white-supremacy/

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Foundations of Excellence Award, Texas State University Student Foundation. October 17, 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Golden Apple Award for Teaching, Texas State University College of Liberal Arts. 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Distinction Award for Teaching, Texas State University. 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi Favorite Professor Award, Alpha Chi. 2020
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Council for European Studies 2018-2020 Book Award Finalist, Council for European Studies. 2020

Selected Grants

  • Ashford-Hanserd, Shetay Nicole (Principal), Sarmiento, Eric Ryan (Co-Principal), Rayburn, Steven W (Co-Principal), Myles, Colleen Crystal (Co-Principal), Davio, Rebecca Lynn (Supporting), Fox, Rebekah L (Supporting), Guajardo, Miguel (Supporting), Valencia, Louie Dean (Supporting), Valle, Rosina Ruiz (Supporting). #ReclaimDunbar: A community needs assessment for the Dunbar arts, cultural and innovation district, Multidisciplinary Team Formation (MTI) Grant, Texas State University, Texas State University, $1000. (Funded: July 1, 2018 - December 31, 2019). Grant.
  • Valencia, Louie Dean. Acción Cultural Española Cultural Programming Grant. (Funded: 2013). Grant.
  • Valencia, Louie Dean. Center for European Studies Faculty Research Grant, University of Texas at Austin, Federal, $1000. (Funded: 2018). Grant.
  • Valencia, Louie Dean. Research Aide Funding, Harvard University. (Funded: 2017). Grant.
  • Valencia, Louie Dean. Research Aide Funding, Harvard University. (Funded: 2016). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Senior Fellow
Centre for Analysis of Radical Right
October 26, 2018-Present
European History Committee
January 2018-Present
Public History Committee
August 25, 2017-Present
Scientific and Editorial Committee Member
Archivo de la Frontera (Centro Europeo para la Difusión de las Ciencias Sociales)
Critical European Studies Research Network (Council for European Studies at Columbia University)
June 2019-July 2021