|Academic Exiles: The First Spanish Exiled Professors in the United States Universities (1936-1950)|
|During the first episodes of the civil war in Spain in 1936 and during the long post-war period, a large group of Spanish scholars were forced to leave their country in search of a new destination. Their common goal was to continue their academic careers which they had already begun or had already consolidated in Spain. The possibility of continuing their academic careers in the US was taken into account by a small group of professors. Before the war, these professors were able to get into contact with scholars and research centers in the US thanks to the support of the JAE.
This paper will focus on some of the most important examples of these first Spanish exiled professors. I am interested mainly in identifying the first Spanish professors who came to US universities as exiles; knowing what were the reasons behind their choice of US; finding out which universities they worked in; and learning about their experiences and impressions of the American academic milieu.