Xavier Diez

Xavier Diez

Barcelona, 1965

Historian and writer. Degree in Pedagogy (UAB, 1988) degree in Philosophy (UAB, 1994), Postgraduate Therapeutic Pedagogy (UOC, 1999) and a PhD in Contemporary History (Girona, 2003). It has been professionally dedicated to teaching, writing and collaboration with various media. He has taught courses and conferences in Catalonia and other countries in Europe and Latin America, made some academic stays.

As historian has devoted to research on the political thought of the social movements of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, especially the world’s intellectual and cultural libertarian, and has reflected on epistemological aspects of historiography, discourse analysis in transmission of political ideas and the history of the Transition. He has also participated in several discussions on issues of globalization. Among his contributions are studying Hispanic anarchist individualism (the subject of his doctoral thesis) as well as the analysis of class relations in Catalonia wars or the historical origins of revolutionary violence. Lately interested in the recent history regarding the construction of independence today. He was the author of several books of essays and has worked in numerous collective works. One of his major contributions was the introduction of the concept of “Second Restoration” to describe the current Spanish regime.

He has also published fiction and poetry, very focused on establishing a voice of social protest combined with intimate airs and the idea of ​​failure as a metaphor of contrast between idealism and reality.

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