Lourenzo Fernández Prieto (A Devesa-Ribadeo, 1961) is Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Santiago de Compostela since 2005. He was Vice-Rector for Institutional Relations of the USC between 2007 and 2010 and Director of the Department of Contemporary and Latin American History of the USC until 2016. He directed different research works related to the construction of modernity in Galicia, the rural world and the civil war. He is a member of the editorial board of different historical research journals and participated in numerous congresses and symposia of the specialty. In addition, he directs the Interuniversity Project "Nomes e Voces", dedicated to the investigation of the Francoist repression in Galicia. He is currently Director of the Juana de Vega Chair of the USC.
It was I.P. in numerous R + D + i projects among them The small exploitation and the development of capitalism in Atlantic agriculture, SS. XIX-XX in 2000; Agrarian History fos Sustainable Agriculture in 2004; Atlantic agriculture in the Iberian Peninsula and transformations of the rural world in the 20th century. Technological, environmental and institutional conditions of changes in 2005; A civil war in Galicia. A repression e a sociedade do franquismo (2006-2009); The socialization in the war against the Republic and the support of the franquitsa dictatorship. Recruitment, mobilization and participation in the "rebel army" (1936-1939) "(2009-2012) Agrarian policies in an authoritarian context, d autarquia to the green revolution: consequences in the agroecosystem, the economy and rural society ( 1940-1980) La gran transformación tecnológica y social de las agriculturas ibéricas: viejos, nuevos y novísimos paradigmas. 1950-2000 en 2014 and Los vectores del cambio estructural de las agriculturas atlánticas ibéricas: moto-mecanización y especialización lechera. 1920-2000 in 2016. He also directed 23 research contracts with public and private entities (Technology Transfer).
Between his publications they emphasize: (2007): The technological blackout of the Francoism. State and innovation in 20th century Spanish agriculture, Valencia; (2008): Economic Delay Nunha Sociedade Destroyed and Social Dynamism and Economic Development, A Coruña; (2009): Facendo Historia con Memoria, Santiago de Compostela, Edicións tresCtres; (2010): Results report. Vítimas Galicia (1936-1939), Santiago de Compostela, Meubook; (2018): History of the Civil War told by two sisters. Memories of coup, revolution and war, Granada, Comares; xunto to Soto Fernández, D. (2010): "The Atlantic is not the Mediterranean. The agrarian change to the other end of the Iberian Peninsula: The same state, other landscapes, The same peasants? ", In Garrabou, R., Shadows of progress. Traces of the Agrarian History, Barcelona, Critica, pp. 231-257; (2011): "Interpreting Galician History: The Recent Construction of an Unknown Past", in Hooper, K. and Puga Moruxa, M. (eds.), Contemporary Galician Studies, Between the Local and the Global, New York, The Modern Language Association of America, pp. 24-39; (2014) with Artiaga Rego, A. (eds.) Other views on coup, war and dictatorship History for an uncomfortable past, La Catarata; (2014) Agriculture in the Age of Fascism, Authoritarian Technocracy and Rural Modernization, 1922-1945 with Miguel Cabo Villaverde and Juan Pan-Montojo, Ed. Brepols, (2014) with Miguel Cabo Villverde, Ana Cabana, Daniel Lanero and Antonio Miguez (eds.) Of nº 5 the Wokers of the world magazine "Conflitividade no contemporary rural world: nova readings dun hair problem" (2018) with Miguez Macho, A., Golpistas e executioners of 1936. History of an uncomfortable past, Vigo, Galaxy (2018), xunto Artiaga Rego, A. (coords.) of monograph No. 111, of the magazine Ayer, Soldiers for the front and (2020) 1936. Un nevo relato, Zaragoza, PUZ. 15 theses and 21 competitive research projects.