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Austin Clements

B.A. History, Arizona State University.
Graduate Student

Austin Clements is a PhD Candidate in the Department of History at Stanford University. His dissertation looks at the relationship between American religions (Catholics, Protestants, Jews, and Mormons) and the far right during the first half of the twentieth century. He is more broadly interested in the cultural and intellectual history of American religions and political extremism, fascism, and white supremacy. His article “‘The Franco Way’: The American Right and the Spanish Civil War, 1936-9,” which analyzes the literature of pro-Franco Americans, was recently published in the Journal of Contemporary History. He has presented his research at conferences for the Society for US Intellectual History, the American Academy of Religion, the American Catholic Historical Association, and the American Jewish Historical Society.