Watercolor by Jojo Karlin, DHRI 2018.

Andrea Davis is an Assistant Professor of Modern European and Digital History at Arkansas State University. Her current book project, Santa Coloma de Gramenet: The Transformation of Leftwing Popular Political Culture in Spain, 1968-1989, has received support from the Fulbright Foundation, the University of California Humanities Network and the Program for Cultural Cooperation Between Spain’s Ministry of Culture and United States’ Universities.

In addition to her work at the University, Andrea serves as the Book Review Editor for the journal of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies,  and the Associate Director of the Spanish Civil War Memory Project: Audiovisual Archive of the Francoist Repression. As a longterm researcher for the Audiovisual Archive, she filmed and catalogued oral history interviews of militants, witnesses and victims who survived the systematic violence implemented by Francoist forces during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) and the forty year dictatorship that followed. As the Associate Director, she now works with student researchers to digitally enhance the testimonies collected by adding metadata that provides users with time-correlated keywords, geotags, and hyperlinks. In addition to making the archive a more user-friendly and media-rich experience, the initiative provides student researchers with an opportunity to contribute to the continuing development of the archive while gaining digital humanities skills. Her second book project, a prosopographical examination of everyday life among Spaniards displaced by the Civil War and vanquished by the early Francoist regime, uses the Audiovisual Archive to investigate networks of mutual aid among defeated communities, political prisoners and refugees. 

Curriculum Vitae

Education

Ph.D., Modern European History, UC San Diego, 2014.

Fields of Study: Modern European History, Early Modern Europe, Spanish and Catalan Cultural Studies.

Committee: Dr. Pamela Radcliff (Chair), Dr. Frank Biess, Dr. Luis Martin-Cabrera, Dr. Kathryn Woolard, and Dr. Patrick Patterson.

Dissertation: Santa Coloma de Gramenet: The Transformation of Leftwing Popular Politics in Spain, 1968-1986.

A.B., Philosophy, Brown University, 2005.

A.A., Liberal Arts, Simon’s Rock College of Bard, 2001.

Employment

Assistant Professor of History, Arkansas State University, Fall 2017-Present.

Publications

“Enforcing the Transition: The Demobilization of Collective Memory in Spain, 1979-1982,”  Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 92, no. 6 (2015): 673-695.

Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

Arkansas State University, Eleanor Lane Faculty Endowment Award, Spring 2018.

Arkansas State University, Nathan Deutsch Faculty Development Award, Spring 2018.

UC Humanities Network, Graduate Fellowship in the Humanities, 2013-14.

UC San Diego Center for the Humanities, Dissertation Writing Workshop and Research Award, 2013-14.

Program for Cultural Cooperation Between Spain’s Ministry of Culture and United States’ Universities, Dissertation Research Grant, 2011-12.

Fulbright IIE, Research Fellowship, 2010-11.

UC San Diego History Department, Summer Research Grant, 2011 and 2010.

Institut Ramon Llull, Summer Language Study Grant, 2008.

Collaborative Research

Proyectos de Cooperación Interuniversitaria UAM-Santander con EEUU, “Cultura, protesta y movimientos sociales en la España contemporánea. El caso de las asociaciones vecinales,” 2015-2017. International project on culture, protest and social movements in contemporary Spain funded by the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid and Bank Santander.

Chancellor’s Interdisciplinary Collaboratory, UC San Diego, “Catalan Independence: Voluntary Organizations and the Construction of Social Change,” 2013-14. Interdisciplinary project on the Catalan independence movement funded by the Chancellor of UC San Diego and overseen by Dr. Kathryn Woolard of Anthropology, Dr. Pamela Radcliff of History, and Dr. Erin Bakovic of Linguistics.

UC San Diego Mandeville Special Collections, “Spanish Civil War Memory Project: Audiovisual Archive of the Francoist Repression,” Researcher, 2008-2010. http://libraries.ucsd.edu/speccoll/scwmemory/.Oral history project funded by UC San Diego’s Division of Arts and Humanities and overseen by Dr. Luis Martin-Cabrera.

Conference Participation

“Latin America on their Minds: Progressive Politics and the Trans-Atlantic Imaginary in Spain, 1968-1986,” Latin American Studies Association, Barcelona, May 2018.

Integrating Students into Digital Humanities Research: The Spanish Civil War Memory Project,” Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Portland, April 2018.

Inclusivity in the Classroom: Constructing Catalan National Identity in Barcelona’s Spanish-Speaking Periphery,” Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, New York City, March 2017.

Transnationalism at the Grassroots: Progressive Catholicism in Spain and the Protest Cultures of the Long 1960s,” American Historical Association, Denver, January 2017.

“Mobility and Transnational Contact in the Making of Spain’s Neighborhood Movement (1968-1986),” Cultura, protesta y movimientos sociales en la España contemporánea, Madrid, November 2016.

Reassessing the Pacto de Silencio: Claiming Public Space in Santa Coloma de Gramenet during the Spanish Transition to Democracy,” European Social Science History Conference, Valencia, March 2016.

“Tiempos en que hasta la rebelión de las masas se ha hecho posmoderna:”Urban Unrest in late1980s Catalunya, Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, San Diego, March 2016.

El Plan Popular:” The Institutionalization of the Urban Movement during the Transition in Spain,” Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Baltimore, March 2015.

Discussant for “Comparing the Spanish and Portuguese Transitions to Democracy,”Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Baltimore, March 2015.

Reframing ‘Disenchantment:’ Regulating Citizen Participation and Constructing Sites of Memory during Spain’s Transition to Democracy,” American Historical Association, New York, January 2015.

“‘I’m from nowhere really’: Ruptured Narratives of Family Origins among Anti-Francoist Militants,” European Social Science History Conference, Vienna, April 2014.

Video Presentation, “Democracy’s Orphans: The Demobilization of Grassroots Movements during Spain’s Transition to Democracy, 1968-1986,” UC Society of Fellows in the Humanities Meeting, April 2014. https://vimeo.com/89964801

Co-written with Page Piccinini and Aida Ribot, “Catalan Independence: Voluntary Organizations and the Construction of Social Capital,” Symposium About Language and Society Austin,  University of Texas at Austin, April 2014.

“Enforcing the ‘Pact of Silence’: The Struggle over Public Space and the Discourse of Antifascism during the Spanish Transition,” Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Albuquerque, April , 2013.

“Popular Catalanism: The Struggle Over Public Education in Barcelona’s Industrial Belt,” Southwestern Spanish History Symposium, UC San Diego, January 2012.

Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor of History, Arkansas State University,  2017-Present

  • Practice of History 
  • Europe Since 1880
  • World Civilization Since 1660
  • Introduction to Digital Humanities

Instructor, History Department Rockhurst University,  2016- 2017

  • Introduction to Western Civilization II 

Instructor, Social Sciences Department San Diego Community College, 2015- 2016

  • Western Civilization Since 1650 
  • World History Since 1500 
  • World History To 1500 

Instructor, History Department UC San Diego, 2013-2015

  • Fascism, Communism, and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy, 1919-1945 
  • Spain Since 1808 

Teaching Assistant, Eleanor Roosevelt College UC San Diego,  2009- 2013

  • Making of the Modern World

Service to Profession

Associate Director, Spanish Civil War Memory Project: Audiovisual Archive of the Spanish Civil War and Francoist Repression, 2018-present.

Book Review Editor, Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, 2017-present.

Journal Manuscript Reviewer for Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, 2017-present.

Journal Manuscript Reviewer for Memory Studies, 2015-2016.

Memberships

Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies.

American Historical Association.

Latin American Studies Association.

Languages

Fluency in Spanish.

Advanced reading knowledge of Catalan.