Click "Research" for info. on my new edited volume The Crucible of Francoism: Combat, Violence, and Ideology in the Spanish Civil War, co-edited with Ángel Alcalde and Francisco J. Leira-Castiñeira.
I am a historian of modern Europe specializing in Spain and a teacher of the humanities. In my research, I study how the cultures of military institutions in Europe helped to influence the course of the continent’s violent conflicts from 1914-1945 and contributed to the fall of interwar democratic regimes. My research applies ideas of organizational culture from the fields of sociology and business to understand the military and police cultures of Europe's forces of public order. In so doing, my work establishes continuities between nineteenth-century liberal notions of professionalism, imperialism, and public order and the brutal practices of Europe’s militarized institutions in the first half of the twentieth century.