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Ph.D., M.A., University of Toronto
B.A., McGill University
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Office: Ross Hall 239/History 355
Fall 2013 office hours:
MW 1-2:30 p.m. in Ross Hall 239;
R 9:30-10:30 a.m. in Cheney 204
Friday by appointment in History 355
David A. Messenger is a specialist in twentieth century international/global and European history. His research and teaching center on political and social transitional periods and regime change, and collective memory of past injustices, in four periods of history: from war to dictatorship in Spain in the 1930s and 1940s; in the European transition to peace following the Second World War; in the democratic transition in Spain in the 1970s; and in the similar processes that have occurred in Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe since the 1980s. He is most interested in exploring how the international system, domestic politics and societies at large deal with issues of justice and democratization following the end of wars and/or authoritarian and dictatorial regimes. He has held fellowships from the Government of Spain, the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC and the Mershon Center for International Strategic Studies at the Ohio State University. As well as being in the History Department, he is a member of the Global & Area Studies Program.Regular Course Offerings:HIST/RELI 2080 HolocaustHIST 3020 Historical MethodsHIST 4190/ 5190 Contemporary Europe (since 1945)HIST 4310/ 5310 Second World War in EuropeHIST 4315/5315 Central Europe and the Holocaust (taught in Germany and Poland)HIST 4320/5320 Memory and Identity in 20th Century EuropeHIST/INST 4380/5380 International History of Human RightsGraduate level classes in Spanish Civil War, International Cold War and Civilians,War and the 20th Century.
BooksMessenger, David A. 2014. Hunting Nazis in Franco’s Spain Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press.
Messenger, David A. 2008. L’Espagne Républicaine: French Policy and Spanish Republicanism in Liberated France Brighton, UK and Portland, OR: Sussex Academic Press, Studies in Spanish History Series.
Refereed Journal Articles/ Book Chapters
Messenger, David A. 2012. “La colònia alemanya, els consolats nord-americans i la desnazificació a Vigo i Bilbao després de la Segona Guerra Mundial" (“The German Colony, American Consulates and Denazification in Vigo and Bilbao after the Second World War”) Segle XX: Revista catalana de história 5.
Messenger, David A. 2011. “Beyond War Crimes: Denazification, ‘Obnoxious’ Germans and Allied Policy in Franco’s Spain after the Second World War” Contemporary European History 20:4 (2011)
Messenger, David A. 2011. ‘Relations with Spain and European Neutrals’ in William Pederson, ed., A Companion to Franklin D. Roosevelt Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Messenger, David A. 2009. ‘Exporting Republicanism: The French Government’s Defence of Political Prisoners in Franco’s Spain’ in Matthew P. Berg and Maria Mesner, eds., After Fascism: European Case Studies in Politics, Society and Identity since 1945 Berlin-Munster-Vienna-Zurich-London: Lit Verlag, pp. 37-58.
Messenger, David A. 2008. ‘A Real Break or Reluctant Parting? France, the United States and the Spanish Question’ Journal of European Studies 38:2, pp. 141-156.
Messenger, David A. 2006. ‘Our Spanish Brothers’ or ‘As at Plombières’: France and the Spanish Opposition to Franco, 1945-1948’ French History 20:1, pp. 52-74.
Messenger, David A. 2006. ‘Against the Grain: Special Operations Executive in Spain, 1941-1945’in The Politics and Strategy of Clandestine War: Special Operations Executive, 1940-1946 ed. Neville Wylie. London: Routledge, pp. 177-192.
Messenger, David A. 2006. ‘Dividing Europe: European Integration and the Impact of the Cold War’ in Origins and Evolution of the European Union ed. Desmond Dinan. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 31-54.
Messenger, David A. 2005. ‘Rival Faces of France: Refugees, Would-be Allies and Economic Warfare in Spain, 1942-1944’ International History Review 27:1, pp. 25-46.
Book reviews American Historical Review, Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Bulletin of Spanish Studies, Canadian Journal of History, Film and History, Global War Studies, International History Review, Intelligence and National Security, Journal of Contemporary History, Journal of Military History, H-Net, Reviews: New Books in History Service:
College of Arts & Sciences Central Committee
General Editor, Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical StudiesAffiliations: Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical StudiesGerman Studies AssociationInternational Studies Association