Regional Identity and the EU: an Interview with Professor Sandie Holguin (Part 2)

Episode 35: The Treatment of Sexual Minorities in the Late-Francoist Period with Sonia Cuesta Maniar The Sobremesa Podcast

Sonia Cuesta joins me to discuss the treatment of sexual minorities by the Spanish state during the late period of the Francoist dictatorship. Sonia Cuesta Maniar is a doctoral research student at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. Her research focuses on the relationship between Francoist repressive practices and accelerating socio-political change in the 1960s and 1970s Spain. More broadly, she is interested in the history of memory, violence, and repression.
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In this episode I interview Professor Sandie Holguin about the regional identities in Spain and how they interact with the national identity. We also discuss the EU and how it forms a part of the political scene in Spanish politics today.

You can get a copy of her book Flamenco Nation here or on Amazon.

Prior to the interview, I give an update on Spanish current affairs from the past week. This includes a breakdown around the bank merger between Bankia and La Caixa. I also explain why some Spanish institutions are still awaiting key appointments from the government, and how Madrid is managing the return to schools amid the covid-19 pandemic.

This week the podcast hit 100 listeners and 100 followers on Twitter. Many thanks to the listeners and guests who have come on the program.

Initially, this podcast was a summer project whilst I was unemployed. However, next week I go back to work and will also be doing a qualification in my profession whilst also trying to write several books. Despite this, I plan to carry on with the podcast.

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I would like to reach 200 listeners by Christmas.

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