Sasha D. Pack

Associate Professor of History

University at Buffalo (The State University of New York)


I am a historian of Modern Europe, specializing in Spain and Portugal in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. My thematic interests include the comparative history of modern authoritarian regimes, the history of travel and tourism, the modern Mediterranean world, and the “long twentieth century.” My research examines changing patterns of human mobility and transit in the Western Mediterranean region since roughly 1850, and their consequences for the region’s political and sovereign order.

Work in Progress: “The Strait of Gibraltar and the Ibero-African Borderlands, 1850-1970”

Selected Publications:

“The Making of the Gibraltar-Spain Border: Cholera, Contraband, and Spatial Reordering, 1850-1873” Mediterranean History Review (forthcoming, 2014)

“Revival of the Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela: The Politics of Religious, National, and European Patrimony, 1879-1988,” The Journal of Modern History 82: 2 (June, 2010)

“Tourism, Modernisation, and Difference: A Twentieth-Century Spanish Paradigm,” Sport in Society, special issue: “Sport, Mass Consumerism, and the Body in Modern Spain,” 11: 6 (November 2008), also available in Catalan translation: “Turisme, modernizació i idiosincràsia nacional a l’Espanya del segle XX,” Segle XX: Revista catalana d’historia 2 (2009)

Tourism and Dictatorship: Europe’s Peaceful Invasion of Franco’s Spain (New York: Palgrave, 2006), also available in Spanish translation: La invasion pacífica: los turistas y la España de Franco (Madrid: Ediciones Turner, 2009). (Winner of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies Best First Book Prize, 2004-2006.)

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