Finchelstein, Federico


Federico Finchelstein
PhD, History, Cornell University
Associate Professor of History and Director of the Janey Program in Latin American Studies, The New School for Social Research

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Areas of Expertise:
Fascism, the Holocaust, Jewish history, Anti-Semitism and Racism in Latin America and Europe, Comparative Genocide, the Extreme Right and Neo-Nazis, Populism, Dictatorship and Human Rights Violations
Federico Finchelstein is the author of four books on fascism, the Holocaust, and Jewish history in Latin America and Europe. His most recent book, Transatlantic Fascism (2010), investigates the connections between Italian and Argentine fascism. More than 50 academic articles and reviews by Mr. Finchelstein, on subjects including fascism, Latin American populism, genocide, and anti-Semitism, have been published in books and specialized peer-reviewed journals in a number of languages.
Courses Taught:
  • Theories of Fascism and Totalitarianism (Latin American and Europe) 
  • History of Fascism
  • History, Trauma, and Genocide
  • History of the Holocaust 
  • Repression in Latin America
Recent Publications:
"Can Europe learn from Latin America about history and justice? (With Fabian Bosoer) Mediapart (France) October 9, 2013

“An Argentine Dictator’s Legacy” International Herald Tribune, May 28, 2013

"Cooperate and Move on" (On the Malvinas/ Falklands and Legacy of Margaret Thatcher), New York Times, Opinion Pages - Room for Debate, April 9, 2013 
 The Ideological Origins of the Dirty War (New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming) 

“Fascism and the Holocaust,” in Dan Stone, ed., The Holocaust and Historical Methodology (Berghahn Books, forthcoming)
Transatlantic Fascism: Ideology, Violence and the Sacred in Argentina and Italy, 1919–1945 (Duke University Press, 2010) (named Best Book of the Year by the Harvard-based New England Council of Latin American Studies)
In Spanish translation: El fascismo Transatlántico. Ideología, violencia y lo sagrado en Argentina e Italia, 1919–1945 (Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2010)

El Canon del Holocausto (Editorial Prometeo, 2010)

“The Theory and Practice of the Argentine Dictatorship,” in Enrique Peruzzotti and Martin Plot, eds., Critical Theory and Democracy: Essays in Honour of Andrew Arato (Routledge, forthcoming)

“The Holocaust as Ideology: Borges and the Meaning of Transnational Fascism,” Dapim: Studies on the Holocaust 25 (2011) (separate issues in Hebrew and English)

“History and Memory from Past to Future: A Dialogue with Dori Laub,” in Yifat Gutmman and Amy Sodaro, eds., Memory and the Future: Transnational Politics, Ethics and Society (Palgrave, 2010)

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