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Santiago Gorostiza


Post-doctorant, Programme Émergences/Ville de Paris

I am an environmental historian working on modern and early modern Spanish history, with training as a historian, environmental scientist and political ecologist. I carried out my PhD at the Centro de Estudos Sociais of Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal) as a Marie Curie ITN fellow of the European Network of Political Ecology (ENTITLE). My doctoral research, concluded in 2017, examined how the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) and the Francoist victory and state-building efforts transformed the country’s socioecological relations and landscapes, both materially and symbolically. I am interested in the socioenvironmental disruptions caused by war and militarisation, and in how fascist and other authoritarian movements and regimes use and have used nature politically in their discourses and practices. I have been a visiting researcher at Manchester University, England (2014), Georgetown University in Washington DC (2016) and Lund University, Sweden (2019). Since 2019, I am the Spanish representative to the European Society of Environmental History (ESEH). I have joined the Center for History at Sciences Po after completing a two-year postdoctoral position at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA-UAB), where I started combining my research on the 20th century with a growing interest in the challenges that early Modern societies experienced throughout the Little Ice Age.