Pedro García-Guirao currently teaches Spanish language, politics and history at the University of Southampton (UK). He taught previously at Duke University (USA), the Instituto Cervantes (Prague), and the University of Bath (UK). He is among a new generation of scholars who are venturing into the critical study of taboo and uncomfortable subjects that have masked the history of Spanish anarchism through the Spanish Civil War, the Franco regime and the democratic transition. His research deals with those topics from a transnational and interdisciplinary point of view. Furthermore, he is involved in several transnational projects that bring together both research and teaching materials.
He successfully defended his PhD thesis on exile,
return and de-exile explored through the archive of the Spanish
anarchist Minister Juan López Sanchez, and he is working on adapting the
thesis for publication as a monograph entitled Juan López Sánchez: from the CNT to the Sindicato Vertical.
His work, which includes book chapters, articles, encyclopaedia
entries, collaborations with Spanish anarchist press, interviews and
translations has been published in International Journal of Iberian Studies; Peace Studies Journal; Patterns of Prejudice; and the International Encyclopaedia of Revolution and Protest 1500-Present.
He is a member of the Anarchist Studies Network (ASN).
Collectives in the Spanish Revolution
Author: Gaston Leval • Translation and Foreword by Vernon Richards • Introduction by Pedro García-Guirao
Publisher: PM Press
Size: 8 x 5.5
Page count: 416
Subjects: Anarchism / History-Europe
“Collectives in the Spanish Revolution demonstrates clearly
that the working class are perfectly capable of running farms,
factories, workshops, and public services without bosses or managers
dictating to them.”
—Stuart Christie, author of The Floodgates of Anarchy