ICREA Academia
Javier Rodrigo Sánchez

Javier Rodrigo Sánchez

ICREA Acadèmia 2018

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona · Humanities

Javier Rodrigo Sánchez

Javier Rodrigo, born in Saragozza in 1977, is Associate Professor -recognized for Full professorship-, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. PhD (2004) in History from the European University Institute in Florence and postdoctoral researcher at the London School of Economics, has later been “Juan de la Cierva” Research Fellow at the University of Zaragoza and “Ramón y Cajal” Research Fellow at the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona

He is the author or coordinator of 16 books on concentration camps history, mass violence and the Spanish Civil War, the Great War and Total war in Europe, on the Italian Fascist intervention in Spain, on historiography and on the global history of Civil Wars, among others. His last books are Comunidades rotas. Una historia global de las guerras civiles, 1917-2017 (2019, English edition in Polity Books expected 2022) and Fascist Italy in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 (Routledge 2021)

Javier Rodrigo coordinates the H2020 Project SO-CLOSE

Research interests

As a historian, I am interested in war, violence, terror and genocide, forced displacements, eliminationist theories and practises (particularly fascism), historiography and cultural representations. So far, as an ICREA researcher I have completed a global history of civil wars in the XXth Century and I have worked on the history of the links between Fascism and war.

Currently I am carring on four parallel projects. One, on forced displacements history and memory in Europe linked to the H2020 Project I coordinate: SO-CLOSE, Enhancing Social Cohesion through Sharing the Cultural Heritage of Forced Migrations. Secondly, on local perceptions of violence and terror, linked to the history of terrorism. Furthermore, on the European history of civil post-wars, linked to the Spanish Reseach Project I coordinate POS-C-WARS, Posguerras civiles: violencia y reconstrucción nacional en España y Europa, 1939-1949. And finally, on the public image of Franco


Civil Wars, Europe, Violence, Fascism, Genocide, War Experience, Historiography, Spain