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University College Dublin
|List Affiliations:||Advisory Board Member for H-Spain
European History / Studies
Spanish and Portuguese History / Studies
Dr James Matthews is a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow working on post-First World War social conflict in Spain. Born in Lisbon and raised in Madrid, he obtained his doctorate from Oxford University. He also holds an MA in journalism from New York University and has worked as a correspondent in South America. Before coming to UCD, he was a member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.
His research focuses on the effects of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and its aftermath – the Russian Civil War – in the causation and course of political and revolutionary upheavals in Spain between 1917 and 1923. More broadly, he is interested in the intersection of social and military history in twentieth-century Europe, and has previously worked on a social history of conscription on both sides of the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939. His monograph on this subject was published in 2012 by Oxford University Press.