Dr. Benjamin Dangl has worked as a journalist throughout Latin America for over two decades, covering politics, social justice 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 four books on Latin American politics, Indigenous and social movements, street culture, and natural resource conflicts. Dr. Dangl’s current research focuses on Indigenous politics and decolonization in Bolivia and the communication strategies of social justice movements.



A World Where Many Worlds Fit. Fomite Press, 2023

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.

Awards and Recognition

  • Joseph E. Carrigan Award for Outstanding Teaching (UVM), 2023
  • Outstanding New Service-Learning Faculty Award (UVM), 2023
  • Faculty Fellow for Community-Engaged Learning (UVM), 2021
  • Howard Zinn Book Fair Travel Grant, 2019
  • Nautilus Book Award for The Five Hundred Year Rebellion, 2019
  • Graduate Excellence Award, McGill University, 2016
  • Tomlinson Fellowship, McGill University, 2012-2015

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

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


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


Office Location:

004C Morrill Hall

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Courses Taught

  • CDAE 1240: Foundations of Public Communication
  • CDAE 2200: Strategic Writing for Public Communication
  • CDAE 2210: News Writing Across Media
  • CDAE 2230: Media-Policy-Action
  • CDAE 2990: Activist Journalism
  • CDAE 4240: Public Communication Capstone