Dr. Benjamin Dangl has worked as a journalist throughout Latin America for nearly two decades, covering politics, protest movements, and human rights issues for news outlets including The Guardian, Salon, Vice, Asia Times, and Al Jazeera. He has worked as the editor of various award-winning digital media outlets covering global news, and has published three books on Latin American politics, natural resource conflicts, and grassroots strategies for social change. Dr. Dangl’s current research focuses on how oral history and collective memory orients and empowers indigenous movements in Bolivia.



The Five Hundred Year Rebellion: Indigenous Movements and the Decolonization of History in Bolivia. Oakland: AK Press. 2019.

Dancing with Dynamite: Social Movements and States in Latin America. Oakland: AK Press. 2010.

The Price of Fire: Resource Wars and Social Movements in Bolivia. Oakland: AK Press. 2007.

El Precio del Fuego: Las luchas por los recursos naturales y los movimientos sociales en Bolivia. La Paz: Plural Editores. 2010 and Chicago: Haymarket Books. 2010.

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

journalism, public communication, Latin American politics and history, social movements, international reporting


  • BA, Bard College, 2003
  • MA, University of Vermont, 2012
  • PhD, McGill University, 2017


Office Location:

004C Morrill Hall

Courses Taught

  • CDAE 1240: Foundations of Public Communication
  • CDAE 2200: Strategic Writing for Public Communication
  • CDAE 2990: Activist Journalism
  • CDAE 4240: Public Communication Capstone