My work explores how national liberation movements in the 1960s-70s imagined themselves as part of a broader transnational community of revolutionaries that stretched from Spain to Japan to South Africa.
I’m especially interested in the role of European “internal colonies” in this global anti-imperial front. How did movements like the Irish Republican Army and Basque ETA stake claims to membership among the colonized peoples of the world? Why did Third World militants accept them? Most importantly, how did they realize these solidarities through diplomatic and military cooperation?
By studying how this global revolutionary alliance defied the borders of First World and Third World, nation and empire, I hope to write Europe’s internal colonies back into the global history of decolonization.