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Dr Danny Evans

History and Politics
0151 291 3779

I am a historian of modern Spain specialising in the history of the anarchist movement.

I was born in Liverpool and gained my PhD at the University of Leeds. Before joining Liverpool Hope in 2019, I worked at IE University in Madrid. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Teaching Specialisms:

The Spanish Civil War

Gender and politics in the twentieth century 

The history of socialism

I welcome PhD proposals relating to the history of anarchism and / or revolutionary movements in modern Spain.


School / Faculty Roles:

School Ethics Lead

History Student Voice Committee


Recent Publications:


Revolution and the State: Anarchism in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 (London: Routledge, 2018; Chico: AK Press, 2020)

Articles and Chapters

‘The Anarchist Movement, 1871-1939’ in Andrew Dowling (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Spanish History (Abingdon: Routledge, 2023), pp. 331-341

‘Learning to live: Anarchosyndicalism and utopia in Spain, 1931–37’, International Journal of Iberian Studies, 36:1 (2023), pp. 3-20, co-authored with Elizabeth Stainforth

‘In and Against the State: The Making and Unmaking of the Barcelona May Days (1937)’, European History Quarterly, 52:3 (2022), 485–505

‘Uprooted Cosmopolitans? The Post-War Exile of Spanish Anarchists in Venezuela, 1945-75’, Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies, 25:2 (2019), 321-342

‘“Our extremism”: The CNT from Anarcho-Bolshevism to bolshevisation, 1931-1937’ in Ruptura: The Impact of Nationalism and Extremism on Daily Life in the Spanish Civil War (1936—1939) (Sussex: Sussex Academic Press, 2019)