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University of California, San Diego
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modern Europe, modern Spain, Francoism, art and politics
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As a historian of modern Europe, my research interests include the history of authoritarianism and fascism, cultural and countercultural movements, urbanization, and the visual arts.

My dissertation, “The Making of Visual Arts Policy and Artistic Advocacy in Franco’s Spain, 1957-1975” explored the parallel and interrelated developments of official regime policy making in the visual arts and an increasingly vociferous advocacy by artists, art students, and gallerists during the second half of the dictatorship. While the regime was not willing cede political power until after Franco’s death, the conflicts over art policy supported the growth of an increasingly vocal civil society that undermined the regime’s vision and authority.

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Expertise by Geography
Spain, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
Modern, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Museums, Urban History