- Andrea Davis is Assistant Professor of History and Digital Humanities Director at Arkansas State University, where she researchers the memory cultures and urban social movements of 20th-century Spain. In addition to her work at the University, Andrea is the Associate Director of the Spanish Civil War Memory Project: Audiovisual Archive of the Francoist Repression and the General Editor for the open-access peer-reviewed journal of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, where she has co-edited Special Issues on Digital Humanities (2018) and Iberian in Entangled and Transnational Contexts (2019).
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.
Assistant Professor of History and Director of Digital Humanities, Arkansas State University, Fall 2017-Present.
Peer Reviewed Articles
“Transitional Imaginaries: The Peaceful and Creative Dimensions of Thirdworldism in Spain.” Proposal accepted for special issue in Ayer: Revista de Historia Contemporánea. Marcel Pons, (2020).
“The Spanish Civil War Memory Project: Constructing and Enhancing a Digital Archive,” co-written with Luis Martín-Cabrera, Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies 43, no.1 (2018). https://doi.org/10.26431/0739-182X.1290.
“Enforcing the Transition: The Demobilization of Collective Memory in Spain, 1979-1982,” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 92, no. 6 (2015): 673-695.
Edited Special Issues
“Special Issue Introduction: Iberia in Entangled and Transnational Contexts” co-written and co-edited with Scott Eastman, Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies 44, no. 1 (2019). https://doi.org/10.26431/0739-182X.1325.
“Special Issue Introduction: Digital Humanities,” author and co-editor with Andrew. H Lee, Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies 43, no.1 (2018). https://doi.org/10.26431/0739-182X.1293.
“Book Review of Matthews, James, ed. Spain at War: Society, Culture and Mobilization, 1936-44.” Michigan War Studies Review, (2020). http://www.miwsr.com/2020-001.aspx.
Digital Projects and Pedagogy
Associate Director, Spanish Civil War Memory Project (http://lib.ucsd.edu/scwmp), 2017-Ongoing.
Duties include directing efforts to increase access to the 111 audiovisual testimonies through the creation of bilingual, time-coded, and searchable transcripts and indexes, and the development of multimodal scholarship that historically situates and interpretively frames thematically curated interviews.
Co-Investigator, SSHRC Connections Grant, Confronting a Difficult Past: The Spanish Civil War, 2020-Ongoing.
Organizer and Instructor, Digital Humanities Research Institute at Arkansas State University, (https://scalar.usc.edu/works/dhriastate/index), 2019.
“From Learning to Cite to Learning to Write: Using Zotero in the Classroom,” Perspectives on History, October 9, 2018. (https://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/october-2018/from-learning-to-cite-to-learning-to-write-using-zotero-in-the-classroom).
Grants, Fellowships, and Awards
Arkansas State University, Faculty Research Fund, 2020
Participant, NEH Advanced Institute for Digital Humanities, Digital Humanities Research Institute: Expanding Communities of Practice, CUNY Graduate Center, 2018-2019. (https://dhinstitutes.org/).
Arkansas State University, Nathan Deutsch Faculty Development Fund, 2018
Arkansas State University, Eleanor Lane Endowment, 2018
Proyectos de Cooperación Interuniversitaria UAM-Santander con EEUU, research fellowship “Cultura, protesta y movimientos sociales en la España contemporánea. El caso de las asociaciones vecinales” 2015-2017
UC Humanities Network, graduate fellowship, 2013-2014
UC San Diego Center for the Humanities, Dissertation Writing Workshop and Research Award, 2013-2014
UC San Diego Chancellor’s Interdisciplinary Collaboratory, research fellowship “Catalan Independence: Voluntary Organizations and the Construction of Social Change,” 2013-14.
Program for Cultural Cooperation Between Spain’s Ministry of Culture and United States’ Universities, Dissertation Research Grant, 2011-2012
Fulbright IIE, Research Fellowship, 2010-2011
UC San Diego Mandeville Special Collection, Graduate Student Research Fellowship Spanish Civil War Memory Project: Audiovisual Archive of the Francoist Repression, 2008-2010.
Experimental Session Organizer and Chair, “Putting Digital Humanities in Historical Journals,” American Historical Association, New York City, 2020.
Invited Roundtable Speaker, “What Does It Mean to ‘Teach w/#Dighist,’” American Historical Association, New York City, 2020.
Experimental session participant, “Expanding Communities of Practice through Digital Humanities Research Institutes,” Association for Computers and the Humanities Conference, Pittsburgh, 2019.
“The Spanish Civil War Memory Project: Creating Access to International Exchange,” Bucknell Digital Scholarship Conference, Lewisburg, 2018.
“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.
Undergraduate Courses at UC San Diego (2013-2015)
Spain Since 1808
Fascism, Communism, and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy, 1919-1945
Undergraduate Courses as Adjunct Instructor at Various Locations (2015-2017)
Western Civilization Since 1660
World History Since 1500
World History to 1500
Undergraduate Courses at Arkansas State (2017-2020)
World History Since 1500
Practice of History
The Age of Crisis in Europe, 1870-Present
Modern Europe, 1750-Present
Introduction to Digital Humanities
Digital History Seminar: 20th Century Spain
Digital History Seminar: Critical Archives
Graduate Course for Heritage Studies Ph.D. Program at Arkansas State (2017-2020)
Introduction to Digital Humanities
General Editor, Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, 2019-Ongoing.
Book Review Editor, Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, 2017-2019.
Journal Manuscript Reviewer for: The Journal of Contemporary History, The Oral History Review, Memory Studies, and International Journal of Iberian Studies, among others.
Director of Digital Humanities, Arkansas State University, 2018- Ongoing
Phi Alpha Theta Faculty Advisor and Regional Conference Organizer, Arkansas State University History Department, 2018-2019.
University Committee Member Center for Digital Literacy and Citizenship, Arkansas State University, 2018-Ongoing.
Program Committee Member Heritage Studies Ph.D. Program, Arkansas State University, 2018-Ongoing.
Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies
American Historical Association
Latin American Studies Association
The Association for Computers and the Humanities
Fluency in Spanish
Advanced reading knowledge of Catalan