Nathaniel Andrews

Nathaniel Andrews


I completeda  BA in Hispanic Studies at University College London (2011-2015), where I graduated with a First Class Honours. I moved to Leeds in 2016 to study an MA in Modern History, graduating with a Distinction in December 2017. My MA thesis focused on the repression of the Catalan anarcho-syndicalist movement between 1919-1923. I am currently studying a PhD at the School of History, funded by the AHRC. My doctoral research examines anarchist counter-culture in Argentina and Spain between 1890 and 1930, with a particular emphasis on gender, transnational/trans-local activism, and space.


Conference papers/round tables:

'Trans-Atlantic anarchism: cultural deviance and prefigurative politics in Argentina and Spain, 1917-1936', Association for Contemporary Iberian Studies, 39th annual conference, Norwich (4th-6th September 2017)

'Transnational solidarity: collective anarcho-consciousness in Spain and Argentina', Associtiation of Hispanists of Great Britain and ireland, 63rd annual conference, Leeds (26th-28th March 2018)

'Anarchism on the ground: Alcoy as a case-study in libertarian culture, 1890-1930', University of Leeds Centre for the History of Ibero-America, postgraduate research symposium, Leeds (15th May 2018)

'Anarquismo y sexualidad: hacia un campo de estudio transnacional' (roundtable), Latin American Studies Association, 36th annual conference, Barcelona (23rd-26th May 2018)



'Transatlantic Anarchism: Cultural Deviance and "Prefigurative Politics" in Argentina and Spain, 1917-1936', in  New Journeys in Iberian Studies: A (Trans-) National and (Trans-) Regional Exploration, ed. by Mark Gant, Paco Ruzzante and Anneliese Hatton (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018), pp. 182-193



AA Parker Sessional Prize 2013 (University College London)

Special award for proficiency in Spanish (University College London) 2015

Special award for proficiency in Portuguese (University College London) 2015

Alcalá Galeano Sessional Prize (University College London) 2015

UCL Dean's List Award 2015

School of History & IMS Taught MA Scholarship 2016 (University of Leeds)

University of Leeds Fee Scholarship 2016



Research interests

My research interests centre on the European and Latin American anarchist movements of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Specically, my work focuses on the anarchist cultural project (most notably libertarian education, the gender dynamics within the anarchist movement, and anarchist conceptions of the family), as well as transnational and trans-local activism.