Mercedes Peñalba-Sotorrío

Lecturer, Department of History, Politics & Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University

My current research, funded by the Irish Research Council, aims to enhance our understanding of the effects of Nazi propaganda on Spain’s foreign and domestic policy during World War II. I conducted most of the work related to this project at the Centre for War Studies (University College Dublin) where I spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow.

More broadly I am interested in the impact of war over neutral countries, the history of authoritarian and fascist regimes - in fact my PhD was an analysis of the early history of the Spanish fascist party and the Franco regime -, the analysis of their propaganda and its relation to policy-making and the spreading of violence.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer, Department of History, Politics & Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University