Kressel, Daniel

Field: Latin America; Advisor: Piccato; Year: 2012

Daniel is a doctoral candidate in modern Latin American and Iberian history, and is committed to Latin American and Spanish far-right intellectual history during the Cold War period. His dissertation examines the Spanish, Argentine, and Chilean transnational intellectual networks of the 1960s and 1970s, and is particularly interested in the emergence of technocratic-authoritarian ideological experiments comprising of neo-liberal openings and novel forms of Catholic spiritualism.

Daniel holds an MA from Tel Aviv University, where he wrote a thesis on the Spanish transition to democracy and the narratives of the Spanish Right. He also holds an MA from the New School for Social Research, where he worked on concepts of self-victimization and retroactive justice in the 1970s Third Wave Democracies – topics he still researches.