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José Alvarez

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José E. Alvarez

Professor of History

Office: N1017
713-221-8649
alvarezj@uhd.edu

Dr. Jose E. Alvarez received his PhD in History in 1995 from The Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida and began teaching at the University of Houston-Downtown in 1996.  Prior to coming to UHD, in Florida, he taught at Miami-Dade Community College-Downtown Campus, The Florida State University, Keiser University, and Tallahassee Community College.  At UHD, he primarily teaches non-US history courses and his area of research/interest is the Spanish military, especially the Spanish Foreign Legion in the first half of the 20th century. 

       

​​B.A. Florida Atlantic University
M.A. Florida Atlantic University
Ph.D. Florida State University      


• US History to 1877 (HIST-1305)
• US History since 1877 (HIST-1306)
• Introduction to World History I (HIST-2315)
• Introduction to World History II (HIST-2316)
• World History to 1500 AD (HIST-3315)
• World History since 1500 AD (HIST-3316)
• 20th Century European History (HIST-3301)

​Dr. Álvarez holds a PHD in History from The Florida State University. Dr. Alvarez is well qualified to teach lower level as well as upper-level history courses.

Teaching Experience:

1996-present, Associate Professor of History, UHD.

Prior to 1996, he taught at:  The Florida State University (Middle East [UL] and World History surveys), Tallahassee Community College (World History surveys), and Keiser University (US History surveys).

Academic Scholarship/Research/Creative Endeavors:

From Melilla to Madrid:  The Spanish Foreign Legion in the Spanish Civil War, 1936.  Columbia, MO:  University of Missouri Press, 2015.  In press.  

“From Empire to Republic:  The Spanish Army, 1898-1931,” in A Military History of Modern Spain:  From the Napoleonic Era to the International War on Terror.  Edited by Wayne H. Bowen and José E. Alvarez, with Foreword by Stanley G. Payne.  Book published by Praeger Security International, 2007.  

The Betrothed of Death:  The Spanish Foreign Legion During the Rif Rebellion, 1920-1927.  Book published in 2001 by Greenwood Press. 

A History Book Club selection for 2001.“The Spanish Foreign Legion during the Asturian Uprising of October 1934,” War in History.  Volume 18, Number 2, (April 2011): 200-224.

“Between Gallipoli and D-Day:  Alhucemas, 1925”   The Journal of Military History.  Published by VMI in Vol. 63, No. 1, January 1999, 75-98.

José E. Alvarez is a military historian whose research focuses on the elite military units of the Spanish Army in the 20th century (i.e., the Spanish Foreign Legion and the Regulares). He is the author of The Betrothed of Death: The Spanish Foreign Legion During the Rif Rebellion, 1920-1927 (Greenwood Press, 2001), which was selected as a History Book Club selection for 2001. He has made numerous presentations at the Society for Military History’s annual meetings as well as at those of the Missouri Valley History Conference.

Books:

The Spanish Foreign Legion in the Spanish Civil War, 1936.  Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2016.

The Betrothed of Death:  The Spanish Foreign Legion During the Rif Rebellion, 1920-1927.  Westport, CT:  Greenwood Press, 2001. 

A History Book Club selection for 2001. 

The German Occupation of the Channel Islands, 1940-1945.  Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press/University Microfilms (Alibris ID: 8743098118), 1981. 

 

Edited Volume:

 

 A Military History of Modern Spain:  From the Napoleonic Era to the International War on Terror.  Edited by Wayne H. Bowen and José E. Alvarez, with Foreword by Stanley G. Payne.  Westport, CT:  Praeger Security International, 2007.

Journal articles:

   

“The Spanish Foreign Legion during the Asturian Uprising of October 1934," War in History (Oxford University).  Volume 18, Number 2, (April 2011): 200-224.

 

“The Rif Rebellion in Morocco:  A Nationalist-Religious Revolt."  Military History—Digital Journal, May 2010, 1-12.

 

 “Aguilas Aztecas:  The Mexican Air Force During WWII."  Military History—Digital Journal, April 2009, 1-14.

 

“You have come to die!"  The origin of the Spanish Foreign Legion."  Savage and Soldier, Volume XXV #1, January-March 2006, 5-21. A non-refereed journal.

 

“Between Gallipoli and D-Day:  Alhucemas, 1925"   The Journal of Military History (Virginia Military Institute).  Vol. 63, No. 1, January 1999, 75-98. 

 

“Tank Warfare During the Rif Rebellion, 1921-1927," ARMOR, January-February 1997, 26-28. 

 

 


 

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