Dr. Antonio Cazorla-Sánchez, a Trent History professor and one of North America’s leading experts on the Spanish Civil War, was recently elected fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).
Professor Cazorla-Sánchez is among 101 new fellows, elected by their peers for their outstanding scholarly, scientific, and artistic achievements and impact.
“In the academic world, this is considered one of the highest honours, so I feel very lucky to be among those elected,” said Prof. Cazorla-Sánchez. “I feel a new type of responsibility to be humble and act according to the highest possible standards.”
“I was hired over twenty years ago, and I have a lot of gratitude towards Trent, it is such a kind university,” continued Prof. Cazorla-Sánchez. “So, through this distinction I want to give back as much as possible – to my students, the staff and the whole Trent community.”
Prof. Cazorla-Sánchez is an internationally recognized historian, known for innovative contributions to the field of public history. His work focuses on political violence and dictatorship in 20th-century Europe, especially of the Spanish Civil War and the Francisco Franco regime. A notable participant in important public debates about Spain’s difficult past, he also co-founded and co-directed Spanish Civil War: A Virtual Museum, the world’s first museum centered around the conflict.