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Daniel James

Mendel Chair, Department of History

Department of History

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IU; IU Bloomington

Full Biography

I was born in 1948 and educated in the United Kingdom at the University of Oxford and the London School of Economics and Political Science. I have worked at universities in the United Kingdom, Brazil and Argentina. Since 1982 I have taught in the US first at Yale, later at Duke University and since 1999 at Indiana. My research has focused on social and labor history of the Southern Cone, in particular Argentina. I have also written extensively on oral history and more recently on photography and the historical archive. I am currently working on a collaborative project with an Argentine colleague Mirta Lobato on the history of the meatpacking community of Berisso.

Honors and Awards

  • Guggenheim award, 2007

Research Interests

  • Latin American social, cultural and labor history


  • “Resistance and Integration. Peronism and the Argentine Working Class, 1946 - 1976” (1988)
  • “Doña Maria´s Story: Life History, Memory and Political Identity” (2000)
  • “The Gendered Worlds of Latin American Women Workers” edited with John French (1997)
  • “Violencia, Proscripcion y Autoritarismo, 1955 - 1976” edited in Nueva Historia Argentina collection (2003)
  • Family Photos, Oral Narratives and Identity Formation: the Ukrainians of Berisso”, (2004) with Mirta Lobato