Daniel is a Ph.D. candidate in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures. He studied Music and Spanish at Murray State University and completed an M.A. in Spanish and Latin American/Latino Studies at the University of Louisville. He has published research on urban Aymara architecture, and translation of contemporary Bolivian literature. His research has been supported by IU’s University Graduate School, Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, College of Arts and Humanities Institute, as well as the Tinker Foundation, a FLAS fellowship, and a William P. Heidrich Research Fellowship from the University of Michigan.
His dissertation, “Writing Against the State: The Limits for Anarchist Thought in Latin America,” looks at anarchist thinkers in the Southern Cone, the Andes, and Greater Mexico in the early 20th century. His dissertation engages with the public role of intellectuals, the relationship between discursivity and materiality, ordinary language philosophy, and racial and ethnic politics with the aim of establishing a productive critique of the anarchist imaginary in Latin America.