Alfonso Villalta has a degree in History from the University of Castilla-La Mancha and a Master’s in Historical Heritage: Research and management by the same university. He is currently a predoctoral researcher in the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the UNED and PhD student in Anthropology under the direction of Professor Julián López García. His thesis work focuses on the analysis of aid relationships between enemies that were established during the civil war and postwar.
He has been part of the research project CSO2012-32709 “The Underground Past: Exhumations and Memory Politics in Contemporary Spain in Transnational and Comparative Perspective”. He is currently part of the research project CSO2015-66104-R “Below Ground: Mass Grave Exhumations and Human Rights in Historical, Transnational and Comparative Perspective”, and of the project “Memory Maps” of the International Center for Memory Studies and Human Rights in the UNED.