Spring 2025 Visiting Faculty-In-Residence


While Antonio Feros was born in Spain (Santiago de Compostela), he has spent his entire academic career in the United States. At UPenn, where he holds the Walter H. Annenberg Professor and Chair of History, Feros teaches courses on the history of Spain from the medieval period to the 21st century, early modern European history, and the Atlantic world during the imperial period. He is the author of a study on Spain during the reign of Philip III, a study on the evolution of national and racial theories in the Hispanic world from the 15th to the 19th century, and is also co-editor of "The Iberian World, 1450-1820." Feros is currently working on a three-volume history of contemporary Spain, covering the period from 1939 to 1985.

During the Spring 2025 semester, Feros will teach a CASA course titled Modern Spain: From Civil War to Post-Francoism, which focuses on three moments in Spanish history that are fundamental to understanding ongoing political debates:

  1. The Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939.
  2. The principles, actions, and laws of Francoism - the regime that dominated Spain from 1939 to 1975.
  3. How the country remembered and remembers the Civil War and the Francoist dictatorship.

We live in a moment in which the past is more present than ever. In Spain, debates about the past and how the country remembers and celebrates have become central to struggles over governance and the future of democracy.

Course readings will consist of a mixture of primary and secondary sources, and classes will combine short presentations by the instructor in addition to discussion.