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Dr Andrew Dowling

Dr Andrew Dowling

Reader in Hispanic Studies

School of Modern Languages

Email
dowlinga@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5608
Campuses
1.12, 66a Park Place, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3AS
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Overview

I am a contemporary historian working in the Hispanic Studies Department within the School of Modern Languages and joined Cardiff University in 2002 from the Department of History at Queen Mary, University of London. Prior to this, I spent seven years in the city of Barcelona, where I completed my doctorate. My research has centred on Catalan history in the 20th century and in particular, the political articulation of Catalan nationalism under both the Franco dictatorship and democratic Spain. Recent  research centred on the emergence of pro-independence mobilisation in Catalonia and I completed a research monograph for Routledge on this subject in 2018. I am now writing A Short History of Catalonia for Tamesis, to be published in the spring of 2022.

I am editor for the Routledge Handbook of Spanish History, expected in 2023.

I am on the Editorial Board of the journal Dictatorship and Democracies, based in Spain. I have been a particpatant in a series of successful research funding bids with scholars from Spanish universities, with projects focussing on regions, nationalism and identity in Spain. The latest, with funding from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, runs from 2020 to 2023 and includes colleagues from the universities of Valencia and Barcelona.

I teach courses on the modern and contemporary history of Spain, and co-ordinate the School Final Year Module Protest and Dissent in the 1960s.

I welcome enquiries from prospective PhD students on any area of modern Catalan history and politics, nationalism in Spain and theoretical approaches to nationalism and have successfully supervised to completion four students, most recently in 2020.

I regularly comment in national and international media on issues of contemporary concern to Spain, and have been cited in a number of Spanish media outlets including El Pais, La Vanguardia and CTXT.

Biography

Publications

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

  • Dowling, A. 2016. A tale of two cities. Madrid and Barcelona in Spain. In: Cole, A. and Payre, R. eds. Cities as Political Objects. Historical Evolution, Analytical Categorisations and Institutional Challenges of Metropolitanisation. Cities Series Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 79-95.

2015

2014

2013

2012

2009

2006

2005

2001

Teaching

Undergraduate

  • Introduction to Spain (Year One) Coordinator
  • Politics and Society in Spain (Four)
  • Spain 1898-1975 (Year Two)
  • May 68: Marking Changes in European Politics and Culture (Year Four)
  • Business Spanish (Year Two)

Postgraduate

  • Nationalism in Europe (Co-ordinator)
  • MA European Studies
  • MA Translation Studies
  • Research Methods and Skills