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University of Oklahoma
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Modern Spain, Nationalism, National Identity, Flamenco, Spanish Civil War, Spanish Republic, European Cultural History, Gender History
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About Me

I am a European cultural and intellectual historian with a focus on modern Spain. My work focuses on nationalism and national identity, and my new book, Flamenco Nation is about flamenco and national identity in Spain from 1800-1975.

Recent Publications

Holguín, Sandie. Flamenco Nation: The Construction of Spanish National Identity. Madison:University of Wisconsin Press, 2019

Holguín, Sandie. “How Flamenco Explains Spain’s Complex Identity.” Zócalo Public Square, , Oct. 24, 2019

Holguín, Sandie. “Music and Spanish Nationalism” in Metaphors of Spain. Representations of National Identity in the Twentieth Century, edited by José Javier Moreno Luzón and Xosé M. Núñez Seixas. Oxford: Berghan Books, 2017

Holguín, Sandie. “How Did the Spanish Civil War End? . . . Not So Well.” The American Historical Review, Volume 120, Issue 5, December 2015, Pages 1767–1783,

Holguín, Sandie. “‘National Spain Invites You’: Battlefield Tourism during the Spanish Civil War.” The American Historical Review, Volume 110, Issue 5, December 2005, Pages 1399–1426,

Media Coverage
Podcast: Hour of History Podcast, “Flamenco Nation with Sandie Holguín," Episode 77, Released June 1, 2019.
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Spain, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
5, 7, 8
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Women