Michael Ortiz


I joined the history department in the Fall of 2022. Originally from Miami, FL, I hold a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado-Boulder.


My research examines European fascisms from the perspective of non-Western anti-colonialisms. At URI, I teach courses related to modern Europe, fascism, and imperialism.


PhD, The University of Colorado-Boulder, 2017
BA, The University of Notre Dame, 2007

Selected Publications

Anti-Colonialism and the Crises of Interwar Fascism. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2023.

“’Spain! Why?’: Jawaharlal Nehru, Non-Intervention, and the Spanish Civil War.” European History Quarterly 49, no. 3 (2019): 445-466.  
“’Disown Gandhi or Be Damned’: M.N. Roy, Gandhi, and Fascism.” The Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History 21, no. 3 (2020).