Francisco J. Leira Castiñeira (A Coruña, 1987) is an independent researcher and documentalist. Bachelor in History at the University of Santiago de Compostela, interuniversity master's degree in Contemporary History from the same university and master's degree in Documentary Sciences in the digital environment from the University of A Coruña. He has a PhD in History with the thesis: The socialization of soldiers of the rebel army (1936-1945). Its role in the consolidation of the Franco regime. He is editor of the Revista Universitaria en Historia Militar.