Dr. Ana Varela-Lago

Ana Varela-Lago is a Senior Lecturer in History. She specializes in the history of Modern Europe, with an emphasis on the history of Spain and Spanish migration and diaspora communities.

As a graduate student at the University of South Florida, Tampa, she developed the Spanish Civil War Oral History Project on the response of Tampa’s Latin Community to the war in Spain. She earned her PhD at the University of California, San Diego, where she wrote her dissertation “Conquerors, Immigrants, Exiles: The Spanish Diaspora in the United States (1848-1948).” She has presented her research at a number of academic conferences, and published several articles on the topic both in Spain and the United States. She is the co-editor of Hidden Out in the Open: Spanish Migration to the United States (1875-1930) (forthcoming, University Press of Colorado), the first full-length study of this migration in English.

Publications

Book (forthcoming)

- Ana Varela-Lago and Phylis Cancilla Martinelli (eds.), Hidden Out in the Open: Spanish Migration to the United States (1875-1930). (University Pressof Colorado). 

Articles

- “From Migrants to Exiles: The Spanish Civil War and the Spanish Immigrant

Communities in the United States,” Camino Real. Estudios de las Hispanidades

Norteamericanas, 7:10 (2015): 111-128. http://www.institutofranklin.net/en/product/revista-camino-real-no10/

Book chapters (forthcoming)

- “Spanish Hands for the American Head”?: Spanish Migration to the United States and the
Spanish State,” in Hidden Out in the Open: Spanish Migration to the United States
(1875-1930), eds. Ana Varela-Lago and Phylis Cancilla Martinelli. (University Press of Colorado).

- “Working in America and Living in Spain: The Making of Transnational Communities
among Spanish Immigrants in the United States,” in Hidden Out in the Open: Spanish
Migration to the United States (1875-1930), eds. Ana Varela Lago and Phylis Cancilla
Martinelli. (University Press of Colorado).

Teaching

Dr. Varela-Lago teaches surveys on World History (HIS 102) and Modern European History (HIS 241), as well as courses on the history of Spain (HIS 350) and the Spanish Civil War (HIS 300W), and senior seminars on Europe in the Interwar period (HIS 498C), and War and Memory (HIS 402).