David Brydan completed his PhD at Birkbeck in 2016. His thesis, ‘Franco’s Internationalists: Spanish Health and Welfare Experts on the World Stage’, explored the ways in which Spanish health experts thought and acted internationally under the Franco regime. His research interests include the history of right-wing and authoritarian internationalisms, international health, modern Spain and humanitarianism. He is a former Visiting Researcher at the European University Institute, Florence.

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  • ‘Axis Internationalism: Spanish Health Experts and the Nazi “New Europe”, 1939-1945’, Contemporary European History, 25:2 (May 2016), 291-311
  • ‘Mikomeseng: Leprosy, Legitimacy and Francoist Repression in Spanish Guinea’, Social History of Medicine (forthcoming)