11 min

The Catalan Independence Movement Ruhlman Conference

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Emily Schultz '15 looks at Catalonia, the wealthiest of Spain’s 17 autonomous communities. It has its own language, a long history, and its own parliament and government. Does this mean it should become an independent nation? Within the past few years the Catalan independence movement has intrigued many, and has become the focus of her senior honors thesis. Emily discusses her research on the many political, historical, cultural, and social roots of Catalan nationalism. She also outlines how has this nationalist sentiment has changed over time in response to Spain’s complicated history of economic crises and political dictatorships.

Emily Schultz '15 looks at Catalonia, the wealthiest of Spain’s 17 autonomous communities. It has its own language, a long history, and its own parliament and government. Does this mean it should become an independent nation? Within the past few years the Catalan independence movement has intrigued many, and has become the focus of her senior honors thesis. Emily discusses her research on the many political, historical, cultural, and social roots of Catalan nationalism. She also outlines how has this nationalist sentiment has changed over time in response to Spain’s complicated history of economic crises and political dictatorships.

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