María García Alonso

Assistant Doctor Professor, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology. Faculty of Philosophy. Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED). Subdirector of Recovery and Documentary Preservation at the Center of Studies on Migrations and Exiles (CEME UNED).

Adjunct commissioner of the exhibit “The Pedagogical Missions (1931-1939)” and one of the people in charge of the research project with the same name. Project headquarters: Fundación Francisco Giner de los Ríos [Institución Libre de Enseñanza de Madrid] and Residencia de Estudiantes. Coordinator of the project on recovering the memory of educational institutions in Uruguay, funded by the Uruguayan National Administration of Public Education, a project which very particularly includes the teachers who were caused to disappear by the Uruguayan dictatorship.

Together with Julián López García (Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology. Faculty of Philosophy. Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), she directs the project “All the Names of the Post-War Repression in Ciudad Real: Research and Teaching Material”. In 2009, she was the scientific coordinator of the international program of tributes to the 1939 exile of the State Society for Cultural Commemorations and the UNED.

 

Main publications:

Books:

  • 2013 & Gabriela Ossenbach e Inés Viñuales Rafael Altamira en Argentina. Vínculos sociales e intelectuales entre España y Argentina en tiempos del primer centenario de la Independencia. Buenos Aires / Madrid: UNED / Fundación José Ortega y Gasset
  • 2012 & Honorio Velasco Maíllo y Julián López García Equipaje para aventurarse en antropología. Temas clásicos y actuales de la antropología social y cultural. Madrid: UNED
  • 2012. Las misiones socio-pedagógicas de Uruguay (1945-1971) Documentos para la memoria. Montevideo Administración Nacional de Educación Pública (ANEP)
  • 2011. & Julián de Zulueta Tuan Nyamko (el señor de los mosquitos). Relatos de la vida de Julian de Zulueta contados a María Garcia Alonso. Madrid: Residencia de estudiantes

Articles and chapters of books: 

  • 2016. “La purificación de la memoria en la España del siglo XXI: Transformaciones y confrontaciones” En Beatriz Nates, María García Alonso, Carlos Zambrano (eds.): Memoria y territorio. Bogotá: ICANH
  • 2016 “La propaganda de la acción o la acción de la propaganda. Las filmaciones en las misiones laicas” En: Alted, Alicia y Sel, Susana (coords.): Cine educativo y científico en España, Argentina y Uruguay. Madrid/ Buenos Aires: Editorial Ramón Areces / Instituto Gino Germani
  • 2016 “El descanso de los muertos. Territorios del morir y del permanecer” En: Godinho Paula, Fonseca, Inês e Baía, João, (Coords.), Resistência e/y Memória – Perspectivas Ibero-Americana. Lisboa: IHC-FCSH/UNL
  • 2015 “Días de emoción intensa. Sobre el entusiasmo y sus propietarios” Historia y Memoria de la Educación. Vol: 1(2): La transmisión de emociones y sentimientos. Subjetividad y socialización: 73-96
  • 2014 “Las 26.550 noches de Palmira. Cultura frente a dogma en las Misiones Pedagógicas de la Segunda República” En Esteban, Asunción e Izquierdo, María Jesús (ed.s) La revolución educativa en la Segunda República y la represión franquicia. Valladolid: Universidad de Valladolid
  • 2014 “Los territorios de los otros: memoria y heterotopía” Cuicuilco. Volumen: 21 (61): 33-352
  • 2013 “Cuando los que vuelven son ya ancianos. Memoria frente a historia” En Alicia Gil, Aurelio Martín y Pedro Pérez (coords.), El retorno. Migración económica y exilio político en América Latina y España. Madrid: Marcial Pons
  • 2013 “Intuiciones visuales para pueblos olvidados. La utilización del cine en las Misiones Pedagógicas de la Segunda República” Cahiers de Civiliasation Espagnole Contemporaine. Volumen 11(2013):1-14

Stephanie Golob

Stephanie R. Golob is Associate Professor of Political Science at Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY).  Her research centers on the impact of globalization on state sovereignty, focusing on the “domestication” of international legal norms through transformations in national legal culture.  Specifically, her work investigates the impact and local appropriation of transnationalized “anti-impunity” norms – propagated via the Pinochet Case and other cases such as Schilingo and Barrios Altos —  within the legal communities and civil societies in countries such as Chile and Spain, whose democratic transitions in past decades were not accompanied by “transitional justice.” Her two-part essay on the Pinochet Case was awarded a Frank Cass Prize from the journal Democratization in 2002, and in 2006-07 she held an Andrew W. Mellon Resident Fellowship at the Center for the Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center to develop research on the legal-cultural legacy of strategies of legalization and retrospective justice employed by the Franco regime.  More recent publications include Volver:  The Return of/to Transitional Justice Politics in Contemporary Spain (Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, 2008); and Evolution or Revolution?  Transitional Justice Culture Across Borders (Institute for Public Goods and Policy Working Paper, CCHS, CSIS, June 2010).  She is currently writing a book provisionally titled, The Long Arm of the Law: Legal Culture, Globalized Norms, and the Anti-Impunity Revolution.

 

Main publications:

  • 2010  Evolution or Revolution? Transitional Justice Culture Across Borders. Instituto de Políticas y Bienes Públicos, Working Paper, CCHS, CSIS.
  • 2008 “Volver: The Return of/to Transitional Justice Politics in Contemporary Spain”  Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies 9(2):127-141

Lourdes Herrasti Erlogorri

Lourdes Herrasti Erlogorri has a degree in Geography and History from the University of the Basque Country. Teacher of Secondary Education. Specialized in osteoarchaeology. She has directed and participated in numerous research projects from prehistory to the present. Focused on the study of funerary contexts, her recognized prestige as an osteoarchaeologist has been reflected in numerous scientific publications. She directs and collaborates actively in the projects of exhumation and identification of people who were repressed during the Civil War and the Franco dictatorship.

 

 

 

Marije Hristova

Marije Hristova holds a M.A. in History from the University of Groningen, a M.A. in Spanish Literature from the University of Amsterdam and a Ph.D. (cum laude) from Maastricht University in The Netherlands.

Currently, Marije is a postdoctoral researcher in the H2020 funded project UNREST: Unsettling Remembering and Social Cohesion in Transnational Europe at the Institute for Language, Literature and Anthropology in Madrid, which is part of the Spanish National Research Council. From 2011 to 2013 she was a Marie Curie fellow at the same institute. She is also the co-founder and co-organizer of Memorias en Red, a Spanish based research network for young researchers in the field of memory studies.

Marije is the author of Reimagining Spain: Transnational Entanglements and Remembrance of the Spanish Civil War since 1989 in which she explores the transnational frameworks and imageries that play a role in the re-emergence of the memories of the Spanish Civil War in contemporary Spanish literature.

 

Main publications:

Books:

  •  2016. Reimagining Spain: Transnational Entanglements and Remembrance of the Spanish Civil War since 1989. Maastricht: Universitaire Pers Maastricht

Articles and chapters of books: 

  • 2015 ‘Tussen India en West-Europa. Outsourcing in Bulgarije biedt veel kansen. Of toch niet?’ Donau. Tijdschrift voor Midden- en Zuidoost-Europa. 2015/01, 47-54
  • 2015. “La apertura de fosas comunes de la guerra civil española: discurso ético y generacional” En Ariel Jerez y Emilio Silva (eds.), Políticas de memoria y construcción de ciudadanía. Madrid: Postmetropolis Editorial y ARMH.
  • 2014. & Ferrándiz, Francisco, Lee Douglas y Zoé de Kerangat (eds.) ‘Faces and Traces of Violence: Memory Politics in Global Perspective’. Culture & History Digital Journal. 3 (2).
  • 2014 & Lee Douglas, Zoé de Kerangat y Francisco Ferrándiz. “Violence and the politics of memory in a global context: An overture”. Culture and History 3(2): e012
  • 2014. “Reconciliación y reconstrucción: Procesos y paradojas de la memoria a través del espacio urbano de Gernika” Review of Dacia Viejo-Rose (2011). Reconstructing Spain. Cultural Heritage and Memory after Civil War. Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, Hispania LXXIV, 247, 631-634.
  • 2014. “Discursos y políticas de la memoria en España: una perspectiva transnacional” Review of Nina Elsemann (2011). Umkämpfte Erinnerungen. Frankfurt: Campus Verlag], Hispania LXXIV, 246, 310-313
  • 2013.”Concurrerende verhalen. Over de begraafplaats van Zaragoza” En Frank Huisman, Nico Randeraad and Georgi Verbeeck (eds.), Geschiedenis is overal. Amsterdam: Wereldbibliotheek, 209 -226.

Zoé de Kerangat

Zoé de Kerangat

Zoé de Kerangat is a predoctoral researcher at ILLA-CSIC and PhD candidate in Contemporary History at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid since 2014. Her PhD thesis project analyses the mass grave exhumations of victims of the Francoist repression that took place in the 1970s and 1980s. She holds a Master’s degree in Contemporary History from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (2011) and a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences (Major in Social Science and Humanities) from University College Utrecht (2010, Países Bajos).

She was a member of the research project CSO2012-32709 “The Underground Past: Exhumations and Memory Politics in Contemporary Spain in Transnational and Comparative Perspective”. She is now part of the research projects CSO2015-66104-R”Below Ground: Mass Grave Exhumations and Human Rights in Historical, Transnational and Comparative Perspective”, UNREST (Unsettling Remembering and Social Cohesion in Transnational Europe) H2020 REFLECTIVE-5-2015, ref. 693523, and of the young researchers’ association Memorias en Red.

She has taught university classes at the University of Portsmouth (Reino Unido) and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and she got a grant for a three-month research stay in the Centro de Investigaciones Sociales (IDES-CONICET) en Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2015.

 

Main publications: 

  • (2017). “Beyond local memories: exhumations of Francoism’s victims as counter- discourse during the Spanish transition to democracy” [Chapter in press] En Törnquist-Plewa, B. y Sindbæk Andersen, T. (eds.) The Twentieth Century in European memory: Transcultural mediation and reception. BRILL.
  • (2017). “Antropología forense”. [Article in press]. Diccionario histórico de conceptos, expresiones y usos de la memoria colectiva. Universitat de Barcelona.
  • (2016). “(In)visibilidad y lucha familiar: Mujeres y memorias de la represión en las décadas de los 70 y 80.” En Macé, J-F. y Martínez Zauner, M. (coords.), Pasados de Violencia: Memoria, discurso y puesta en escena. Anexo: Madrid.
  • (2015). “Las élites y el pasado: memorias de la Guerra Civil en la Transición”. Reseña de: Pasamar, Gonzalo (Ed.), Ha estallado la memoria: las huellas de la Guerra Civil en la Transición a la Democracia, Madrid, Biblioteca Nueva, 2014, pp.344 Revista Historia Autónoma, 7.
  • (2015) “Réhabiliter leur mémoire? Représentations des victimes de la guerre civile et du franquisme dans les musées d’Espagne”. Nuevo Mundo Mundos Nuevos.
  • (2015). “Construyendo memorias e identidades: Narrativas históricas (trans)nacionales y locales en museos de España” En Cruz Suárez, J. C., Lauge Hansen, H. Sánchez Cuervo, A. (eds.) La memoria novelada III. Memoria transnacional y anhelos de justicia. Perspectivas Hispánicas, Vol. 38. Peter Lang: Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien. pp 270- 296.
  •  (eds.) (2014) con Ferrándiz, F. Hristova, M. y Douglas,L.  “Faces and Traces of Violence: Memory Politics in Global Perspective”. Culture & History Digital Journal, 3(2).
  • (2014) con Ferrándiz, F. Hristova, M. y Douglas,L. “Violence and the politics of memory in a global context: An overture”. Culture & History Digital Journal, 3(2), e012.

 

Germán Labrador Méndez

Germán Labrador Méndez (Vigo, 1980) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Princeton University since 2008. His interests span various fields and encompass literary and cultural history, memory studies, poetry, social movements, and urban cultures. His primary area of research is Modern and Contemporary Spain. Before arriving at Princeton, he taught at the Universidad de Salamanca and later at the Universität Hamburg.

His first book, Letras arrebatadas, Poesía y química en la transición española [Raptured Letters: Chemical Poetry during the Spanish Transition to Democracy], studies how a forgotten group of Spanish underground poets used drugged literature in the symbolization of the historical experience of their generation, from the psychedelic utopias of 1968 to the deadly spread of heroine consumption in the 1980s. His second book, Culpables por la literatura. Imaginación política y contracultura en la transición española [Guilty of Literature. Political Imagination and Counter-Culture in the Spanish Transition to Democracy](1968-1984) (Siglo XXI, forthcoming), analyzes the attempts on the part of Spanish countercultures to exceed low intensity post-Francoist democracy through bio-literature and activism in the 1970s.

He is currently editing an anthology of works by anti-Francoist poets, Muerto el perro, se acabó la rabia. 25 poetas underground de la transición española (Acuarela & Antonio Machado Libros), and a critical edition of José Luis Hidalgo’s book Los muertos (Devenir), a collection of poems denouncing the existence of Francoist mass graves published during the dictatorship. His investigations in progress include two book projects. The first is The Cultural Production of the Crisis in Today’s Spain (2008-2013), devoted to understanding how popular culture can enter into political confrontation and exercise resistance when, as J. Butler writes, life becomes precarious, and the second is a study of the state’s memorial politics during the Restoration and the birth of the Second Republic, in relation to social engineering but also to political disobedience. It is tentatively titled If Even Statues Do not Stand. Iconoclasm, Monumentalism, Education and Political Subjection in Pre-War Spain (1868-1936).

 

Main publications:

Books: 

  • (2014). Culpables por la literatura. Imaginación política y contracultura en la transición española. Madrid: Siglo XXI/Akal.
  • (2009) Letras arrebatadas, Poesía y química en la transición española. Madrid: Devenir.

Articles and chapters of books: 

 

Laura Langa Martínez

Laura Langa holds a degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the Complutense University of Madrid and a Master’s Degree in Public Orientation Anthropology from the Autonomous University of Madrid. Since 2016 she is a predoctoral researcher at ILLA-CSIC (with an FPU contract funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports) and a PhD candidate in Human Sciences at the Autonomous University of Madrid. Her doctoral thesis work focuses on analyzing the effects of post-conflict institutions, whether economic, symbolic, memorial, funerary, etc., on the Colombian population, and the dynamics that the communities themselves develop to coexist with the daily effects of the violence, when producing different exchanges, transformations, resistances and accommodations. Her proposal therefore raises two levels of approach to reality, on the one hand the analysis of institutional practices and on the other its resonance in the daily dynamics of communities, since what is intended to know are the processes experienced.

Previously, she worked as a researcher at the Institute of Studies on Conflicts and Humanitarian Action, IECAH, with which she continues to collaborate. She has conducted several previous investigations regarding cooperation with the indigenous peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean (Luis Miguel Puerto Research Prize) and humanitarian practices in the Saharawi refugee camps, both investigations have been published. Since 2017 she is part of the Editorial Board of the Anthropology Journal of Public Guidance published by the Autonomous University of Madrid.

She has taught university at the Complutense University of Madrid, the Autonomous University of Madrid, the University of Medellín and the graduate programs of the Ortega y Gasset Foundation. In 2017, she conducted a three-month research stay, funded by the MECD, in the Conflict and Peace research group at the University of Medellin.

 

Main publications: 

Books: 

  • (2014) De hijos e hijas de las nueves a sujetos universales. Una exploración crítica sobre las actuaciones humanitarias en los campamentos de refugiados/as de Tinduf, Argelia, desde 1975 a la actualidad. Madrid:  Monográficos IUDC-UCM
  • (2013) Modalidades de cooperación bilateral con los pueblos indígenas de América Latina y el Caribe. Reconstruyendo el término indígena. Madrid: Instituto Universitario de Desarrollo y Cooperación

Articles and chapters of books: 

  • (2016). “Pueblos indígenas y acción humanitaria en América Latina y el Caribe“.  En Aproximaciones a la historia del humanitarismo en América Latina y el Caribe.  Mosel, Irina, Christina Bennett y Hanna Krebs (Eds.) London: Humanitarian Policy Group. Overseas Development Institute.
  • (2016) “Transformaciones en los campamentos: retóricas del humanitarismo y cuatro inexactas disyuntivas”.  En  Sahara Occidental, 40 años después.  Barreñada, Isaías y Raquel Ojeda (Eds.) Madrid: La Catarata
  • (2016). “Contradicciones de la “ayuda” en los campamentos saharauis“. En Revista Antropología de la Orientación Pública, Vol: 0: 112- 151

 

M.Laura Martín-Chiappe

M.Laura Martín-Chiappe

Graduated in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the Complutense University of Madrid, and Master in Public Orientation Anthropology from the Autonomous University of Madrid. She has an FPU Scholarship to carry out his doctoral thesis under the direction of Francisco Ferrándiz (CSIC) and Ainhoa Montoya (University of London). Her work focuses on the socio-cultural and political processes that have developed in the family, associative and local, from the exhumation of graves of reprisals by the Franco regime in Spain since 2000. Within her research interests are also the violence exerted against women in the Francoist rearguard and their (re) presentations from the exhumations of mass graves of women; the processes of transitional justice; the places of memory. Since 2014 she was part of the project’s research team CSO2012-32709 “The Underground Past: Exhumations and Memory Politics in Contemporary Spain in Transnational and Comparative Perspective”. Currently she is part of the research project CSO2015-66104-R “Below Ground: Mass Grave Exhumations and Human Rights in Historical, Transnational and Comparative Perspective”., and of UNREST (Unsettling Remembering and Social Cohesion in Transnational Europe) H2020 REFLECTIVE-5-2015, ref. 693523.

She has participated in different research projects around family diversity (LGBT families, ruptures and continuities); Diversity and coexistence in educational centers.

She was part of the team that made the documentary “Sin perder la ternura jamás” (Horacio Muschietti, 2006). Realized by ex-students of the National School of San Isidro, of the Province of Buenos Aires (Argentina), about the histories of life and militancy of ex-alumni and alumni disappeared during the civic-military dictatorship in Argentina (1976-1983) ; It deals with the meaning and commitment to political and social activity in the 60s and 70s and its correlation with militancy in the 90s and early 2000s.

Daniel Palacios González

Daniel Palacios González is Eumanities Fellow at the a.r.te.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne, as part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (Horizon 2020: MSCA). He is currently pursuing his PhD at the Universität zu Köln in cotutelle with the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and co-supervision with the Université Rennes 2. He got his MA in Cultural Policies and Management at the University of Arts in Belgrade (UNESCO Chair for Interculturalism and Mediation in the Balkans) and Université Lyon 2, and MSc in Community Cultural Development at the Universidad de Oriente, Cuba. He was Assistant Professor at the Universidad de Oriente, researcher at the Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende (Chile), Scholarship holder of the Centro de Estudios de América Latina at the Universidad de Chile and Collaborative Fellow at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He participates in the research projects Long exposure: the narratives of Spanish contemporary art for “wide audiences” (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) and BELOW GROUND: Mass Grave Exhumations and Human Rights in Historical, Transnational and Comparative Perspective (Spanish National Research Council).

Email: daniel.palaciosgonzalez@uni-koeln.de