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Executive committee


Annarita Gori


Annarita Gori (Ph.D. Siena 2012) is currently an assistant researcher at ICS-UL at the Institute of Social Sciences. Her field of specialization is cultural advertising. In particular, her research addresses: the Nation Building process and its interpenetration with political identities, the public use of the past in right-wing regimes, exhibitions and museums in dictatorial contexts, circulation of ideas, intellectual networks and, more recently, pan-nationalisms. The results of his investigation were widely disseminated in four languages ​​(English, Portuguese, Italian and Spanish); his latest works were published in Cultural and Social History (2019) and in the book “Intellectuals in the Latin Space during the Era f Fascism”, which she co-edited for Routledge (2020). In 2019 she won the contest “FLAD-Brown Visiting Professor” which allowed him to develop teaching functions at Brown University in Spring Semester 2020.

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Antonio Gasparetto Júnior


Doctor in History from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), with a PhD internship (Chercheur Invité) at the École Doctorale d'Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine at the Université Paris-IV -Sorbonne and Post-doctorate in History from the University of São Paulo (USP). Bachelor of History and Public Administration from UFJF. Permanent Professor of the Professional Master's Degree in Public Administration (PROFIAP) at UFJF. Former general secretary of the international research network "Rights, History and Memory" (UEM/CNPq) (2014-2020). He won second place in the Premio de Investigación Doctoral en Historia del Derecho en América Latina (Valencia/ESP, 2019). Author, among other books, of "Democracia e Estado de Exceção" (CRV, 2020) and "Atmósfera de Plomo" (Tirant lo Blanch, 2019).

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Benjamin Arthur Cowan


He received his B.A. from Harvard University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from UCLA. His interest in right-wing radicalism, morality, sexuality and imperialism in the 20th century led him to research focused on the Cold War in Brazil, with specialization in the cultural, religious, and gender history of the post-1964 era. Dr. Cowan's book, Securing Sex: morality and repression in the creation of the Cold War Brazil, was published by the University of North Caroline Press in 2016. The monograph won book awards from the Association of Latin American Studies and the Southeast Conference of Studies From Latin America. In 2015, his research in counterinsurgency received the Sturgis-Leavitt Award for the best SECOLAS article. He has also published articles in the American Quarterly, The Journal of the History of Sexuality, The Hispanic American Historical Review, Radical History Review, Latin American Research Review, and other sites. His second book, Moral Majorities across the Americas: Brazil, the United States, and the Creation of the Religious Right will be published in 2021 by the University of North Carolina Publisher

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Camila Rocha




Political scientist and researcher at the Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning (CEBRAP). Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of São Paulo (USP). Her doctoral thesis, 'Menos Marx Mais Mises' A genesis of the new Brazilian right (2006-2018), received the award for best doctoral thesis from the Brazilian Association of Political Science (biennium 2017-2019). Her research interests are political culture, political behavior and qualitative methods. Among her main publications are: Rocha, Camila. "Tax is Theft!" The Formation of an Ultraliberal Contrapublic and Dilma Rousseff's Pro-Impeachment Protests. " Data 62.3 (2019). Rocha, Camila; Esther Solano (eds.): Rights in the networks and on the streets: the political crisis in Brazil. Expressão Popular (2019), and Rocha, Camila; Solano, Esther, The Brazilian New Right and the Election of Jair Bolsonaro. Springer-Nature (forthcoming).

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Carlos Manuel Martins



PhD in Comparative Politics at the Instituto de Ciências Sociais of the University of Lisbon. His research interests are: political ideologies; history of ideas, fascism, authoritarianism and the contemporary populist radical right. He is the author of the book "From Hitler to Codreanu: The Ideology of Fascist Leaders", which was published in 2020 and is based on his PhD research about the ideology of the leaders of fascist parties from seven countries (Hitler, Mosley, Rolão Preto, Primo de Rivera, Codreanu, Déat e Mussolini). It makes use of the conceptual approach put forward by Michael Freeden. At the moment, he is doing a post-doctoral research at the Instituto de Ciências Sociais of the University of Lisbon which is entitled: "The ideological reconfigurations of fascist leaders: the cases of Mussolini, Primo de Rivera and Rolão Preto". 


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Diogo Arruda Carneiro da Cunha




Associate professor at the Department of Political Science at the Federal University of Pernambuco and a permanent member of the Graduate Program in Political Science at the Federal University of Pernambuco (DCP-PPGCP / UFPE). Doctorate in History (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University, 2014) and Post-doctorate in Political Science (Federal University of Pernambuco, 2019). Member of the Study Group on Judiciary, Politics and Society (PRAETOR).


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Emilio Grandío Seoane


Professor Titular de Historia Contemporânea na Universidade de Santiago de Compostela desde 2003, Secretário do Departamento de Historia Contemporânea e de América (2006-2010) e coordenador do Máster Interuniversitario de Historia Contemporánea (2012-2018). Doutor em História. Dirige o Grupo de Investigación HISPONA. As suas linhas prioritárias de investigação abrangem a história política e social desde a II República até a transição democrática, os movementos fascistas e de direita conservadora. Entre os seus livros: Anos de guerra. A Coruña, 1936-1939 (1999); Caciquismo e eleccións na Galicia da Segunda República (1999); O Informe Brandariz (A Coruña, 1937) (2001); Casares Quiroga. Discursos parlamentarios (2006), Casares Quiroga. A forxa dun líder (2011); Vixiados (2011), War Zone. A Segunda Guerra Mundial no noroeste da Península Ibérica (2012); Derribar a Franco (2013)… Entre os seus últimos trabalhos, mencionar: (2017) The Balancing Act: British Intellgence during the IIWW in Spain, Sussex Academic Press; (2017) ‘Franquismo e oposición nos anos cincuenta: narracións da reconciliación nacional’ en Morente / Gallego, The last survivor, Sussex Academic Press; (2017) Compromiso coa democracia. Historia e vida de Salvador de Madariaga; (2017) e (2020) ¿Orden o República? Conflictividad social y política en A Coruña (1931-1936). Autor dos Informes Históricos sobre o Pazo de Meirás encargados pola Deputación da Coruña (2018) e a Comisión de Expertos da Xunta de Galicia (2019).

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Ernesto Bohoslavsky


He is a professor of Latin American history of the 20th century at the Universidad Nacional General Sarmiento and a researcher at CONICET (Argentina). Doctor in Contemporary Latin America by the Instituto Universitário Ortega y Gasset, in Madrid. Since 2010 he coordinates the “Annual discussion workshop The rights in the Southern Cone, 20th century” ( Since 2016 he coordinates the Working Group “Contemporary Rights: dictatorships and democracies” of the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO). His area of expertise is the history of right-wing organizations, networks and ideas in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay in the 20th century. His last two compilations are Las derechas iberoamericanas. Del final de la Primera Guerra a la Gran Depresión (Mexico City, 2019, in collaboration) and Thinking about rights in Latin America (São Paulo, 2019, in collaboration).


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Gabriela de Lima Grecco




PhD Assistant Professor in the Department of Modern History and Contemporary History at the Complutense University of Madrid. Between 2018 and 2022, she was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Political History, Theories and Geography at the Complutense University of Madrid, as well as in the Department of Contemporary History at the Autonomous University of Madrid (Researcher Talent Attraction contract for the Community of Madrid). PhD in Contemporary History from the Autonomous University of Madrid, with the thesis From the pen as a trade to the official pen: state and literature during the new states of Getúlio Vargas and Francisco Franco (1936-1945), which received the Extraordinary Prize of Doctorate. She was a visiting researcher (all with public or private funding) at the University of California Los Angeles, at the Freie Universität Berlin, at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III, at the Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), at the Fundación Getúlio Vargas and at the University of São Paulo (USP). He is part of several national and international projects and research groups, being the main researcher in one of them together with Dr. Misael Arturo López Zapico, The relations of European and Latin American dictatorships in a transnational key: understanding, rivalries and connections with democratic States (1930's - 1980's). She was a guest / visiting professor at USP and at PUCRS. She has published more than 40 articles and book chapters, as well as she has been editor of several books and author of two works: Literary Censorship in Francisco Franco ’s Spain and Getulio Vargas ’Brazil. Burning Books, Awarding Writers (2020) and Palavras que Resistem: Censura e promoção literária na ditadura de Getúlio Vargas (1937-1945)  (2021).


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Giorgia Priorelli

Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of History at the Universitat de Girona (Spain). In 2020-2021, she has been a postdoctoral research fellow at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and a member of the H2020 project SO-CLOSE ‘Enhancing Social Cohesion through Sharing the Cultural Heritage of Forced Migrations’. In 2018, she obtained her PhD in Political History at the Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali ‘Guido Carli’ in Rome. She has been a visiting fellow at the Università di Bologna, the European University Institute in Florence, Durham University, the Universitat de Valencia and the IMT School for Advanced Studies in Lucca. Her research interests include nationalism, Italian and Spanish fascisms, as well as refugees and forced displacement in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Among her publications is the monograph Italian Fascism and Spanish Falangism in comparison. Constructing the nation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020). 


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Jorge Chaloub




Associate professor at the Department of Social Sciences and the Graduate Program in Social Sciences (PPGCSO-UFJF) at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF). He holds a PhD in Political Science from IESP-UERJ, with a sandwich doctorate at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). He is currently also a consultant for the Sobral Pinto archive, of the Moreira Salles Institute, and coordinator of the Brazilian Political Thought Thematic Area of the Brazilian Association of Political Sciences (ABCP). His recent research is related to the understanding of Brazilian Political-Social Thought and Political Theory. He published articles and books on the rights of the 1946-1964 period and of post-1988 Brazil.


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Keila Auxiliadora Carvalho




Associate Professor of History of Republican Brazil and the Graduate Program in Education at UFVJM. PhD in Social History from UFF. Post-doctorate in History of Science and Health from Casa de Oswaldo Cruz / Fiocruz. Researcher linked to the Center for Contemporary Studies at UFF. Research with emphasis on the History of Contemporary Brazil, with emphasis on the themes: memory, identity, advertising, modernization, health and public policies. Organizer of the book “O País do Futuro: Modernity, Modernization and Collective Imagination in Republican Brazil” (Appris, 2018) and author of “Colônia Santa Izabel: History and Memory of compulsory isolation of leprosy patients” (Prismas, 2016) and “ Health for Progress: The Regulation of Medical Work in the Vargas Government (Minas Gerais, 1930-1940) ”(Multifoco, 2015).

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Magdalena Broquetas San Martín

Researcher and teacher at the University of the Republic, where works as Associate Professor in the Department of History of Uruguay (Faculty of Humanities and Educational Sciences) of the University of the Republic. Since 2018 has served as Director of the Department of History of Uruguay (FHCE) and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Historical Sciences. Coordinates a Permanent Research Seminar in the Doctorate in History of the Faculty of Humanities and Education Sciences. She has published on Uruguayan rights in the 20th century, with an emphasis on their regional and global networks and the history of photography in Uruguay. Doctor in History from the Faculty of Humanities and Educational Sciences of the National University of La Plata (Argentina). Member of the National System of Researchers of Uruguay (ANII). Her publications include La plot autoritaria. Rights and violence in Uruguay (1958-1966) (Montevideo, Ediciones de la Banda Oriental, 2014) and the two volumes of Photography in Uruguay. History and social uses, tI 1840-1930, tII 1930-1990 (Montevideo, Ediciones CDF, 2011 and 2018), books of which she is coordinator and co-author. She is currently responsible for the research project Rights, images and anticommunism in Uruguay during the Cold War (R&D Program of the Sectorial Committee for Scientific Research of the University of the Republic).

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Maud Chirio


Professor at the Universidade Paris Gustave Eiffel, and researcher at the Analyze Comparée des Pouvoirs Laboratory (ACP) and at the Mondes Américains Laboratory (EHESS). Graduated from the École Normale Supérieure de Paris. He has a degree in History at the Universidade Paris 1 Paris-Sorbonne and in Sociology at the Universidade Paris 5 René Descatre. Author of A Política nos Quartéis: revoltas e mobilizações de oficiais na ditadura Brasileira (Zahar, 2012), also published in France (La Politique en Uniforme, PUR, 2016) in the United States (Politics in Uniform, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018 ). Co-author of Révolutions! Quand les peuples font l'histoire (Belin, 2013, reed. 2017), co-organizer of Pacificar o Brasil: das “guerras justas” às UPPs (Alameda, 2017) and de Crise politica e conservative turn in Brazil (2013-2018 ). Comparative and transnational perspectives (Revan, 2020, no prelo). His investigations dealt with the Brazilian ditatorial period (1964-1985), more specifically: o political prominence from armed forces, militarization of the State, political repression (in partnership with Mariana Joffily, professor of UDESC), or conservative thinking, and transnational insertion do military state.

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Odilon Caldeira Neto




Associate Professor of Contemporary History at the Department of History and the Graduate Program in History at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF). PhD in History from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), with a doctoral internship at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon (ICS-Ulisboa). Coordinator of the Political and Social History Laboratory (LAHPS-UFJF) and the Observatório da Extrema Direita (UFJF). Associate Researcher at the "Derechas contemporáneas: dictaduras y democracias" (CLACSO) and the Right, History and Memory Network. Author of "Sob o Signo do Sigma: integralism, neointegralismo e o antissemitismo" (Eduem, 2014). He has experience in the field of Contemporary History and History of the Present Time, working mainly on the following themes: neofascisms, radical rights and extreme right transnationalism. He is also interested in the fields of Digital History and Public History.


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Paulo César Gomes


Historian. Postdoctoral fellow at PPG in History at the Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), PhD in Social History at UFRJ, with an internship at the Institut des hautes études de l’Amérique latine (IHEAL / Paris 3 University). He is the author of the books “Catholic bishops and the Brazilian military dictatorship: the vision of espionage” (Record, 2014) and “Liberty under surveillance: the relationship between the Brazilian military dictatorship and the French government - from coup to amnesty” (Record, 2019 ). He was a research analyst at the National Truth Commission and professor of History of Republican Brazil at the Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF). He is a researcher linked to the Center for Contemporary Studies (NEC) at UFF, where he coordinates the Study Group on the History of the Dictatorship (GEDH). He is a member of the Association pour la Recherche sur le Brésil en Europa (ARBRE). He is the founder and editor-in-chief of the website "História da Ditadura" ( Worked on the creation and coordination of the "History in Quarantine" project (


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Riccardo Marchi


Researcher at the Center of International Studies of the ISCTE-IUL. He is invited assistant professor at Lusófona University (Lisbon). His research fields are the right-wing radicalism (political thought, parties and movements) in contemporary Europe, focusing in particular the Portuguese case between late authoritarianism and democracy. He was a scholarship researcher of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (2015) working on a book on the Portuguese radical right during the transition to democracy. He began his academic career at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon (ICS-UL) on the topics of the radical right at the end of the Portuguese authoritarian regime and during the democratic period in comparative perspective (2008-2014). In this context he was visiting researcher at the Pablo de Olavide University of Seville (Spain, 2007) and at the University of California, Berkeley (United States, 2008). Since 2010, he has taught Research Methodology, Theory of Social Movements, Theory of Nationalism, Populism and Sovereignism in Master's courses at public and private universities. He participated in the international project Internationalisation des droites radicales Europe/Amériques (IDREA), coordinated by Professor Olivier Dard, University of Metz (France, 2012-2015), and since 2014 he is part of the international research network “Right, History and Memory”. He is the author of several monographs, including Império Nação Revolução. A direita radical no fim do Estado Novo 1959-1974 (Leya 2009), The Portuguese Far Right between late authoritarianism and democracy 1945-2015 (Routledge 2019), À Direita da Revolução. Resistência e Contrrarrevolução no PREC 1974-1975 (Penguin 2020), A Nova Direita Antisistema: O caso do Chega (Almedina 2020), A Bolha. Uma direita antipopulista (Almedina 2022).


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Toni Morant



Associate Professor of Contemporary History at the Universitat de València since 2019. Previously, he was a Research Assistant (2010-2014) and then Head of Project (2014-2015) at the Cluster of Excellence Religion and Politics at the University of Münster (Germany), before changing to the UV in 2015 with a tenure-track position. He has also been Visiting fellow at the University of Vienna (Institut für Zeitgeschichte) and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Facultad de Ciencias Políticas), as well as Guest Lecturer at the universities of Potsdam, Humboldt of Berlin and Vienna.
His International PhD (2014) was centered in the relations between the Sección Femenina of the Spanish Falange and youth and women organizations in Nazi Germany. His main research interest is the relation of gender and fascism against the backdrop of the cross-border cooperation of European fascists in the 1930s and 1940's. Besides, he has published on the history of València as Capital of the Spanish Republic 1936-1937, and on Francoism’s symbolic remains in the public space after 1979.
He has co-edited the volumes Reactionary nationalists, fascists and dictatorships. Against democracy (Palgrave 2019) and Tot està per fer. València, Capital de la República 1936-1937 (UV 2016). Furthermore, he authored numerous articles in international journals, including, among others, the Journal of Contemporary History, Zeitgeschichte, and Historia y Política. 

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Vinícius Aurélio Liebel



Associate Professor of Contemporary History at the Institute of History at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Doctor in Political Science from the Free University of Berlin (FU-Berlin), with a full scholarship from DAAD, in 2011. He did post-doctoral internships at the University of São Paulo (USP), at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) , at Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF) and at Universidade Paris-3 (Sorbonne Nouvelle). He is a member of the GP Political Violence and Authoritarian Regimes in the 20th Century; the Center for Contemporary Studies (NEC-UFF); the Interdisciplinary Nucleus of Jewish Studies (NIEJ-UFRJ), in addition to the Rights, History and Memory Network. His research focuses on Contemporary History; the Cultural History of the Politician; Intellectual History and the relationship between History and Image. Author of Politische Karikaturen und die Grenzen des Humors und der Gewalt (2011); Os Alemão (2018) and, with Silvia Liebel, Women, Gender and Conservatism - A Genealogy of Violence (2020).


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Weder Ferreira da Silva



Professor of Basic Technical and Technological Education at IF Sudeste MG. He did a postdoctoral internship at Université Paris-Est Marne-La-Vallée (2015). PhD in Social History from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2014). Master in History by the Federal University of Ouro Preto (2009). BA in History from the Federal University of Viçosa (2006) and BA in History from the Federal University of Viçosa (2005). Has experience in the area of ​​History of Concepts and Political History.


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Gabriela Santi Ramos Pacheco


PhD candidate in Contemporary Studies at the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies - CEIS20 of the University of Coimbra. Master's in History from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), with a scholarship from the Foundation for Research Support from the State of Minas Gerais (FAPEMIG), and Bachelor's in History from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS). Researcher of the research group Rights, History, and Memory (CNPq/UFJF/UFF). Research associate and secretary of the research network Right, History, and Memory ( and of the work group Rights, History, and Memory of the National Association of History, Minas Gerais (ANPUH/MG). Member of the International Association for Comparative Fascist Studies - ComFas ( Her research interests include political and intellectual history, authoritarianism, corporatism, fascism, intellectuals, integralism and nationalism in the history of the Brazilian Republic, as well as in transnational relations with Portugal.




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Elisa Fauth


Elisa Fauth is a PhD candidate at the PIUD-Hist, Centre for History of the University of Lisbon; has a doctoral fellowship (UI/BD/152084/2021) by the Foundation for the Science and Technology, to develop her thesis about women’s rights and authoritarian regimes in Portugal and Brazil (1930-1945). Has a B.A. in History, at the Unisinos University, with a scholarship from CAPES. In her master’s dissertation she developed a study about how the media’s discourses about fashion and clothes have affected women’s lives and behaviors. From 2011 to 2014, during her bachelor studies in History, she was enrolled in two research projects with the focus about women’s history, gender and history of the body. She is a member of the Research group Uses of the Pass and of the research network Right, History, and Memory, has participated as a speaker at seminars and specialized conferences and published articles and chapters, in Portugal, Brazil and abroad. Her main research interests are concern about women’s history, authoritarian regimes, women’s rights and citizenship.


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Tamires de Moura Nogueira Rosa


Undergraduate student in History at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF). She is a Scientific Initiation scholarship holder (PIBIC-CNPq). Student researcher of the Research Group (CNPq) "Rights, History and Memory" (UFJF/UFF). Secretary of the Rights, History and Memory Research Network. She has experience in the areas of Contemporary History and Latin American History, as well fascism, corporatism and authoritarianism in Brazil and Peru.


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