I am a student of Modern European history with a focus on twentieth-century Spain. More specifically, I am interested in the Spanish anarchist movement from the late nineteenth century to the end of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). My research looks at how anarchist intellectuals debated and theorized a libertarian communist revolution, and the extent to which those visions were realized during the war's early months. I am also interested in the comparative study of revolutions, focusing on the relationship between theory and praxis and the reinvention of gender norms.


  • The history of anarchism; Modern Spain

MA Title:

  • "Anarchist in the State: A Re-conceptualization of Federica Montseny‚Äôs Collaboration"

Working Dissertation Title:

  • "The Red and Black Republic: Anarchism and the Exercise of Official Power in Revolutionary Spain"


  • BA: University of Alabama
  • MA: University of Alabama


  • Davis-Gerstein pre-dissertator research award, 2016

Robert Christl

Robert Christl


Mary Louise Roberts, Laird Boswell, and Giuliana Chamedes