Daniel is a Ph.D. candidate in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures and Teaching Fellow in the IUPUI Department of World Languages and Cultures. His research has been supported by numerous IU centers and departments, as well as the Tinker Foundation, a FLAS fellowship, the IU College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Fellowship, and the William P. Heidrich Research Fellowship from the University of Michigan. He has published in Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies, Revista Vorágine (Chile), Chiricú Journal: Latina/o Literatures, Arts, and Cultures, Intervención y Coyuntura: Revista de Teoría y Crítica Política (Mexico), as well as translation in Latin American Literature Today, Jacobin, and Exchanges: Journal of Literary Translation.
His dissertation, “Writing Against the State: A Critique of Anarchist Thought in Latin America,” looks at anarchist thought leaders in the Southern Cone, the Andes, and Mexico in the early 20th century. This project engages with theories of democracy, violence, language philosophy, and racial and ethnic politics with the aim of establishing a productive critique of the anarchist imaginary in Latin America.