Assistant Professor of Spanish Dean Allbritton’s article “It Came from California: The AIDS Origin Story in Spain” has been published in the March 2016 Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. Adapting work from his book project, Allbritton analyzes the mediated response to the first reported cases of AIDS in Spain, along with the construction of an origins narrative around the outbreak. The origins story created in this moment in Spain would determine not only the public reaction to the illness, but the legal and governmental response, in turn provoking a true crisis of modernity within Spain. By analyzing these first known cases and their subsequent media coverage, this article examines the images and words that constructed a unilateral history of the “origins” of HIV/AIDS in Spain. A PDF of the article text is online.