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Louie Dean Valencia García
Advisor: Rosemary Wakeman, Christopher Schmidt-Nowara
Dissertation Title: Making a Scene: Movida, Comic Books, Punk Rock, Antiauthoritarian Youth Culture, and Creating Democratic Spaces in Franco's Spain, 1955-1984
Email: lvalencia@fordham.edu
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Education:
M.A. Early Modern and Modern European History, Fordham University, 2010
    Thesis: Revolt of the Youth: How the Memory of Democratic Dialogue Legitimised Dissent Against the Francoist Régime
B.A.I.S. European Studies (minor International Studies), Texas State University, 2007
B.A. Spanish Literature (minor Medieval and Renaissance Studies), Texas State University, 2007
    Honors Thesis: De que va lo cheli: How the Argot in the Films of Pedro Almodóvar
        Reflects the Social Changes in Spanish Youth Culture in the Post-Franco Era (1975-1985)

Research Interests:
Louie Dean Valencia García is a teaching fellow and doctoral candidate studying Early Modern and Modern European History. Valencia García studies cultural history, contemporary European history, the production of space, and everyday dissent in youth and subaltern cultures in contemporary history. His dissertation work is on Spanish youth culture and everyday dissent in the later half of the twentieth century. He has researched, presented, and written extensively on questions related to the creation of democratic and pluralistic space in contemporary history.

Awards and Fellowships:
•Fordham GSAS Presidential Graduate Fellowship, 2009-2014.
•Hispanex Culture Fellowship, Spanish Ministero de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, 2013
•Santander Universities Summer Fellowship, 2013.
•United States Library of Congress Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon Fellowship, 2013.
•A. Paul Levack Prize in History, for scholarship and service to Fordham University, 2013.
•Fordham University Fellowship to attend Jesuit Pedagogy Seminar, 2013.
•Fellowship to attend the School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell University, 2012.
•Fordham Summer Research Fellowship to do preliminary archival research in Spain, 2012.
•Summer Fellowship to attend “La cuestión LGTB en la España del siglo XX”, Escorial Palace, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2011.
•Preliminary Research Grant, Program for Cultural Cooperation Between Spain’s Ministry of Culture and United States’ Universities, 2011.
•Fordham Summer Research Support Grant, 2011.
•Language and Culture Fellowship, Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, 2007-08.
•Roberto A. Galván Scholarship recipient, 2006-07.


Publications:
•Valencia-García, Louie Dean. "Madrid Kills Me: Queer Obsessions and Late Nights in the Movida Madrileña." In The Gallows Are Busy: Cicada Press, 2013.
•Valencia-García, Louie Dean. "Truth, Justice and the American Way in Franco's Spain." In The Ages of Superman: Essays on the Man of Steel in Changing Times, edited by Joseph J. Darowski. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2012.
•Valencia-García, Louie Dean. “A Growing Indignant Global Youth Movement”, NYC Latino Politics Blog, 12 August 2011.
•“Ansel Adams and the Autumn Moon,” Donald Olson, Russell Doescher, Louie Dean Valencia, Kara Holsinger, Ashley Ralph. Sky and Telescope Magazine, October 2005.

Conference Presentations:
“Augmented Reality-Infused Pedagogy: Making Social Mediate Relevant in the Classroom," Digital Humanities + Pedagogy: A Workshop, Fordham University, April 2014.
Invited Commentor, Representations of Violence in the Construction of National Identity panel, Fordham University Graduate Student Conference, Fordham University, April 2014.
“Making a Scene: Reviving the Public Sphere through Sex, Drugs, and Comic Books,” Council for European Studies Conference 2014: Resurrections, Washington D.C., March 2014.
"Civil Rights Discourse in Franco’s Spain,” History Day, Fordham University, February 2014.
•Invited Panelist, What is Fairness?: A Panel Disscussion, Inaugural event for Fair Trade Month discussing activism and café culture, Rodrigue’s Coffee House, Fordham University, October 2014.
•Invited Public Lecture, “Truth, Justice and the American Way in Franco’s Spain”. Chosen by undergraduate students to present to Parents Weekend, Fordham University, October 2013.
•“Overheard in a Coffee Shop: Pedagogical Approaches to Illustrating the Enlightenment”. Symposium on Jesuit Pedagogy, Fordham University, May 2013.
•Moderator, “What Happened to the Archive? Shifting Paradigms in the Humanities.” Panel for Gannon Lecture Series, Fordham University, April 2013.
•“Spanish Revolution: Youth, Dissent & “Occupying” Space in Madrid.” Paper presented to the conference From Meydan Tahrir to Wisconsin: Rethinking Revolution, Democracy and Citizenship, Cornell University, April 2012.
•“The Penetration of Franco’s Spain: Youth and American Culture, 1960-1980.” Paper presented to the 43nd Annual Conference of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Tufts University, March 2012.
•“Truth, Justice and the American Way in Franco’s Spaice.” Communitas Finalist, Presentation for the Gannon Lecture Series Fordham University, April 2012
•Invited presentation and photography exhibit, “Occupy ______: What is this Global Youth Movement.” Photo gallery exhibition at The Gallery of the Common Experience, Texas State University, Winter 2011-Spring 2012.
•Moderator, “Street Beef: Urban Voices, Fashion, and Harassment.” Panel for the conference The Art of Outrage: Poetics, Politics, Polarization, Fordham University, October 2011.
•Chair and Commentator, “Rebels with a Cause: Youth Cultures and Geographies of Dissent.” Panel for the conference Cities in History: Urban Identities Reconsidered, Fordham University, Organizer, Chair and Commentator, September 2011.
•“Truth, Justice and the American Way: Pluralism, Youth and Supermán in Franco’s Spain.” Paper presented to the 42nd Annual Conference of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, University of Lisbon, Portugal, July 2011
•“Remembering the Liberal Era: The Legitimisation of Dissent Against the Francoist Regime.” Paper presented to Dissent & History: An Examination of Individual & Collective Opposition to Power Structures, Univ. of Rochester, March 2010.
•“The Dionysian Representation of Tadzio as a Reflection of Aschenbach’s Humanity in Death in Venice.” Paper presented to Sex, Death and Boredom Conference, Fordham University, February 2010.
•“Cómo el argot de las películas de Pedro Almodóvar refleja los cambios sociales de la juventud española en el posfranquismo (1975-1985).” Paper presented to the National Undergraduate Research Conference, Dominican University of California, May 2007.
•“Our Lady of Liberty: How Marianne Attempted to Replace Notre Dame.” Paper presented to the National Undergraduate Research Conference, Dominican University of California, May 2007.
•“Our Lady of Liberty: How Marianne Attempted to Replace Notre Dame.” Paper presented to Gender and Enlightenment: The Eighteenth-Century Debate and its Legacy, Texas State University, March 2007.
•“How the Argot in the Films of Pedro Almodóvar reflects the Social Changes in of Spanish Youth Culture in the Post-Franco Era.” Poster Presentation at Texas State Scholars Day, Texas State University, March 2007.
•“How the Argot in the Films of Pedro Almodóvar reflects the Social Changes of Spanish Youth Culture in the Post-Franco Era.” Poster Presentation at Texas State Undergraduate Research Conference, Texas State University, December 2006.
•Invited Student Panelist, New Directions in History Panel at World History Association of Texas Conference, Texas Lutheran University, 2006.

Courses Taught:
Understanding Historical Change: Modern Europe
Understanding Historical Change: Early Modern Europe
Composition and Rhetoric 1102: Bohemians, Beats, Hippies, Punk Rockers! and Millennials
Painting Bohemian Lives: Absinthe, Ideology, and the Politics of Urban Life