James Matthews

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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 and taught at the University of São Paulo in Brazil. He is also an Advisory Board Member for the discussion network H-Spain.

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 and has since been awarded the "Best First Book Prize" by the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies. The book has also been translated into Spanish and was published by Alianza in 2013.

Email: j.matthews@ucd.ie
Phone: +353 (1) 716 8606

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