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Distinguished Fellow

WCEE hosts a prominent scholar, public figure, or activist at U-M during the academic year. The fellow may give a public lecture, teach a course, or otherwise participate in scholarship on campus.

Julián Casanova

WCEE Distinguished Fellow, 2022-23

Julián Casanova is Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Zaragoza and Visiting Professor at the Central European University of Vienna. He is the author of, among other works, La historia social y los historiadores (Crítica, 1991; new edition 2014); De la calle al frente. El anarcosindicalismo en España, 1931-1939 (Crítica, 1997, published in English by Routledge, London, 2004, under the title Anarchism, The Republic and Civil War in Spain 1931-1939); La Iglesia de Franco (Crítica, 2005); República y guerra civil, Crítica/Marcial Pons, 2007 (English edition with notes in Cambridge University Press, 2010); Europa contra Europa, 1914-1945 (Crítica, 2011); and España partida en dos. Breve historia de la guerra civil española (Crítica, 2013; original in English in I.B. Tauris, London, 2012, new/revised edition in Bloomsbury 2021, A Short History of the Spanish Civil War; Turkish edition in Iletisim, Istanbul, 2015; Arabic edition, Doha, 2017). Edited works include Cuarenta años con Franco (Crítica, 2015). Casanova is also co-author with Carlos Gil Andrés of Historia de España en el siglo XX (Ariel, 2009; English edition with notes in Cambridge University Press, 2014). His latest books are La venganza de los siervos. Rusia 1917 (Crítica, 2017) and Una violencia indómita. The European Twentieth Century (Crítica, 2020).

Professor Casanova has been a visiting professor at prestigious European (Queen Mary College of London and Central European University in Budapest); American (Harvard, Notre Dame, and New School for Social Research); and Latin American (FLACSO and Universidad Industrial de Santander) universities. During the 2018-19 academic year he was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. He is a member of the editorial board of several scientific journals. In 2006, Casanova selected and presented for TVE eight programs of documentaries filmed and made during the Spanish Civil War under the title La guerra filmada (edited by Filmoteca Española, Ministry of Culture, 2009). He has been a historical advisor for Alejandro Amenábar’s film Mientras dure la guerra.