Louie Dean Valencia-García

Louie Dean Valencia-García is an assistant professor of digital history at Texas State University. He studies the intersections of fascism, youth and queer culture, and technology. He has taught at Harvard University and is currently the research editor of EuropeNow, the Council for European Studies at Columbia University’s monthly journal. He is the author of Antiauthoritarian Youth Culture in Francoist Spain: Clashing with Fascism (Bloomsbury) and editor of Far-Right Revisionism and the End of History: Alt/Histories, forthcoming from Routledge. He has held fellowships from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the United States Library of Congress, the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport.

Is Antifa the Answer to Today’s Fascism?

Jun 10, 2020

In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic and antiracist protests, US President Donald Trump, whom scholars and journalists alike are finally coming around to openly discuss as fascist, declared that the United States “will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.” Trump blamed the looting and destruction of property...

OK, Boomer: Understanding Today’s Generational Divide

Jan 09, 2020

“Historical generations are not born; they are made. They are a device by which people conceptualize society and seek to transform it,” argued historian Robert Wohl in “The Generation of 1914,” his classic analysis of the young men who grew up around the time of the First World War. “Whether...

The Ethics of Consuming Fascism

Feb 08, 2019

Is it possible to engage with the radical right without inadvertently supporting its intolerant ideology? In 1939, a Book of the Month Club (a US-based literary subscription service) edition of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf was published “for the political understanding of the American people.” As indicated in the pamphlet insert,...