I finished my History degree at the University of Deusto in 2012, after being granted a Erasmus scholarship to study in the University of Manchester. When I finished my studies, I went on to specialise with a Masters on Contemporary History, attending classes both at the University of the Basque Country and the Complutense University of Madrid. I am currently focusing on my doctoral thesis in the department of Contemporary History in the University of the Basque Country, under the supervision of Professor Nerea Aresti Esteban.
The aim of my research –“The militant ideal within antifranchoist political cultures during the Spanish transition to democracy (1975-1982)”– is to introduce and highlight the militant ideals into the definition of political cultures in this particular context. In order to do so, I believe it is imperative to pay attention to people’s subjectivities when receiving and reelaborating the discourses that make them. I am particularly interested in the instrumentalization of everyday life as a means to transmit and create the discourses that sustain each political culture. These discourses have a very distinct emotional dimension, which promotes not only an ideological, but also an emotional bond between its members.
My most recent contributions to congresses include the following:
- “The politics of national reconciliation and emotional containment: a brief study of the Spanish Communist Party (1975-1977)". In Eleventh European Social Science History conference. València (30th March – 2nd April 2016).
- “La influencia del feminismo en el ideal del militante comunista en la transición a la democracia (1975-1982)”. IX Encuentro de Investigaciones del Franquismo. Universidad de Granada, Granada (9-10 March 2016).
Moreover, I have also collaborated in a series of recent scientific activities. I worked as a chair in a network in the “Modernidades en conflicto. IV Jornadas Doctorales Interuniversitarias de Historia Contemporánea”, a seminar for Contemporary History PhD candidates that took place in València from the 13th to the 15th of July 2016. As such, I was in charge of the discussion of a network that focused on antagonistic movements, political cultures and social movements that have challenged the status quo.
Lastly, I have also been part of the Scientific and Organising Committees in the congress “Las Otras Protagonistas de la Transición. Izquierda radical y movimientos sociales”, hosted in the 24th and 25th of February 2017, in Madrid. The aim of this congress was to create a meeting point between the most recent researchers interested in the radical left during the Transition to democracy and the militants that lived it themselves, who came from libertarian, alternative or autonomous groups, as well as social movements.
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