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Carlos Sanz Díaz

Visiting Scholar 2014-2015


Carlos Sanz Díaz

Sanz Díaz is Assistant Professor of History at Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), where he also earned his Ph.D. His research interests are Spanish foreign policy and diplomacy in the 20th Century, Spanish-German relations in the 20th Century and transnational migrations since 1945. Sanz Díaz is President of the Association for the Study of the Spanish Exiles and Migrations (AEMIC) and a member of the advisory board of the H-Spain Network on Spanish Contemporary History and Culture.

During his time at the Center, his project will examine the debates on the relationship between foreign policy and democracy in modern Europe. His work will conduct a historical study of the adaptations and continuities in the ministries of foreign affairs in five western European countries that transitioned from fascist or authoritarian political regimes to democracies after 1945. The focus of Sanz Díaz ’s research will be two-fold: a comparison of Portugal and Spain from 1974-1975, and a broader comparison of the case of Greece in 1974 in relation to developments in Italy and the Federal Republic of Germany after 1945.

Sanz Díaz is a member of the Network for the New Diplomatic History of the Toynbee Prize Foundation. He recently published a study on the Gastarbeiter system in Germany and Europe after the Second World War.

This information is accurate for the time period that the scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • Assistant Professor of History, Complutense University of Madrid