Inmaculada Blasco Herranz

Inmaculada Blasco Herranz is Professor of Modern History at the University of La Laguna and a member of the Institute for Women’s Studies of this university.

Her work focuses on the relationship between gender and religion in late modern Spanish history with special attention to the discursive basis (gendered, religious and national) of Catholic women’s mobilization during the first decades of the Twentieth Century

Recent publications:

  • “Religión, género y mujeres en la historia contemporánea de España: un balance historiográfico” in Feliciano Montero, Julio de la Cueva y Joseba Louzao (eds.), La historia religiosa de la España contemporánea: Balance y perspectivas, (Universidad de Alcalá de Henares: 2017), 257-277.
  • “IDENTIDAD EN MOVIMIENTO: LA ACCIÓN DE LAS «CATÓLICAS» EN ESPAÑA (1856-1913)”. Historia y Política 37, (2017),27 – 56.
  • “Género y reforma social en España: en torno a la elaboración del Seguro Obligatorio de Maternidad (1915-1929)”, Ayer. Revista de Historia contemporánea 102 (2016), 23 – 45.
  • “Citizenship and Female Catholic Militancy in 1920s Spain”, Gender & History 19 – 3 (2007),441- 466.

Currently, she is editing a volume on Mujeres, hombres y catolicismo en la España contemporánea. Nuevas visiones desde la historia (Tirant lo blanc, 2018). She is part of a broader research group on “Discourses, identities and gender politics in the Spanish right and Franco’s dictatorship (1875-1975)”, led by Professor Ángela Cenarro (University of Zaragoza). She is working on gender and other Spanish modern identities (nationhood, religion, social citizenship), as well as, the gendered dimension of social reform. With Angela Cenarro, she is writing a cultural history of the maternity leave in Spain.

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