Dr. Teresa Ortega Lopez is a Senior Lecturer in the UGR’s Department of Contemporary History. She held the position of Secretary of the Faculty of Arts from 2013 to 2015. She was educated at the University of Granada and other internationally renowned research centres such as the London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London) and L’École des hautes études en sciences sociales (School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences) in Paris.
Her most recent lines of research focus on the areas of labour relations and social conflict during the Franco dictatorship and the transition to democracy, as well as the social, cultural and political origins of the Franco regime. Her monographs Del silencio a la protesta. Explotación, pobreza y conflictividad en una provincia andaluza, Granada 1936-1977 (2003), and Franquismo y posguerra en Andalucía oriental. Represión, castigo a los vencidos y apoyos sociales al régimen franquista, 1936-1950 (2005) have been highly influential.
Recently, she has focused primarily on the analysis of antifeminist speeches of right-wing anti-liberal parties, as reflected in her monographs La extrema derecha en la España contemporánea (2008) and Feminismos y antifeminismos: culturas políticas e identidades de género en la España del siglo XX (2011). She also recently opened a new line of research on collective action and the politicisation of peasant women in Spain in the XX century. The topic, which had previously received little attention, has since attracted the interest of the prestigious Spanish Agricultural History Society (SEHA), culminating in the publication of a book titled Jornaleras, campesinas y agricultoras. La historia agraria desde una perspectiva de género (2015).
Her research has been developed through projects funded by several Spanish bodies, including the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, and the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness.
Additionally, she was a member of the National ANECA Committee tasked with monitoring the implementation of Master's Degrees in Teacher Training for Compulsory Secondary Education. She is currently Vice-President of the Association of Contemporary History (Asociación de Historia Contemporánea) and collaborates on the UNESCO/UFGD (Federal University of Grande Dourados) Chair Programme.
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