Daniel is a Ph.D. candidate in Hispanic Literatures and Student affiliate with Indiana University's Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society. He studied Music and Spanish at Murray State University and also 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 interests include literature and cultural studies, critical theory, and political thought in 20th century Latin America. He is currently writing his dissertation, “Writing Against the State: The Limits of Anarchist Thought in Latin America,” which looks at anarchist writers/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.