- Ph.D. in History, Cornell University, 2006
- M.A., Cornell University, 2003
- Licenciado en historia, University of Buenos Aires, 2000
Associate Professor of History and Director of The Janey Program in Latin American StudiesProfile:
Federico Finchelstein is Associate Professor of History at the New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College. Additionally, he is the Director of the Janey Program in Latin American Studies
. He has taught at the history department of Brown University and he received his PhD at Cornell University.
Professor Finchelstein is the author of 4 books on fascism, the Holocaust and Jewish history in Latin America and Europe. His last book, Transatlantic Fascism (2010), studies the global connections between Italian and Argentine fascism. He has published more than fifty academic articles and reviews on Fascism, Latin American Populism, Genocide and Antisemitism in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Italian publications, both in collective books and specialized peer review journals in the United States, the United Kingdom. Belgium, Italy, Spain, Israel, Brazil, and Argentina. He has been a contributor to major American and Latin American newspapers, including The New York Times
and Folha de S.Paulo
- The Ideological Origins of the Dirty War (New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming)
- Transatlantic Fascism. Ideology, Violence and the Sacred in Argentina and Italy, 1919-1945 (Durham & London: Duke University Press, 2010)
- In Spanish Translation: El fascismo Transatlántico. Ideología, violencia y lo sagrado en Argentina e Italia, 1919-1945 (Buenos Aires: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2010)
- El Canon del Holocausto (Buenos Aires: Editorial Prometeo, 2010)
- La Argentina Fascista. Los orígenes ideológicos de la dictadura (Buenos Aires: Sudamericana, 2008)
- Fascismo, Liturgia e Imaginario. El mito del general Uriburu y la Argentina nacionalista (Buenos Aires: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2002)
Selected Articles and Chapters in Books and Journals
Newspaper and Magazine Articles
- “Fascism and the Holocaust.” In Dan Stone (ed.) The Holocaust and Historical Methodology (Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2012)
- “The Holocaust as Ideology. Borges and the Meaning of Transnational Fascism” Dapim – Studies on the Holocaust 25 (2011) [In Separate Issues in Hebrew and English]
- “History and Memory from Past to Future. A Dialogue with Dori Laub” Yifat Gutmman and Amy Sodaro (eds.) Memory and the Future: Transnational Politics, Ethics and Society (New York: Palgrave, 2010)
- “Regarding History, Holocaust and Culture” Dapim – Studies on the Holocaust 23 (2009)
- “Fascism Becomes Desire. On Freud, Mussolini and Transnational Politics.” In The Transnational Unconscious Mariano Plotkin and Joy Damousi (eds.) (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)
- “On Fascist Ideology.” Constellations. An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory Volume 15, Number 3 (2008)
- “Sexo, Raça e Nacionalismo. A construção católica do del estereόtipo corporal judaico na Argentina.” in Maria Luiza Tucci Carneiro (ed.) O ANTI-SEMITISMO NAS AMÉRICAS. Memória e História (São Paulo, Brazil: Editora da Universidade de São Paulo-Fapesp, 2007)
- “The Anti-Freudian Politics of Argentine fascism. Antisemitism, Catholicism and the Internal enemy, 1932-1945.” Hispanic American Historical Review, Volume 87, Number 1, (February, 2007)
- "Cooperate and Move on" (On the Malvinas/ Falklands and Legacy of Margaret Thatcher), New York Times, Opinion Pages - Room for Debate, April 9, 2013
- “Hugo Chávez's afterlife: three scenarios” Open Democracy, March 18, 2013
- "The silence and tradition of Pope Francis", MediaPart (France) March 14, 2013
- "Argentina’s About-Face on Terror" - The New York Times, March 2, 2013
- "An Analysis of The Protests in Argentina and All They Say about Populism" Análise: Respostas aos protestos na Argentina dizem muito sobre o populismo Folha de S. Paulo, November 18, 2012
- "Latin American and North American Populism" Populismos de aquí, parecidos a los de EE.UU., Clarin, November 12, 2012
- "Chávez actualizes the populism of the Argentine leader Juan Perón " “Análise: Chávez atualiza populismo do argentino Juan Perón” Folha de S. Paulo, October 7, 2012
- "Argentina's Rewriting of History" Una reescritura de la historia que hace daño, Clarin, September 19, 2012
- "The Authoritarian Legacy of Argentina" El legado autoritario sigue pesando en nuestro país, Clarin, April 26, 2012
- "I recommend these books" (Yo recomiendo libros) Newsweek - Argentine Edition, November 30, 2011 (PDF)
Room 515B, 80 Fifth AveOffice Hours:
By appointment only.Phone Number/Extension:
212.229.5376 ext. 2991Email:email@example.comResearch Interests:
- History and Theory
- Comparative and Transnational Fascism
- Intellectual and Cultural History (Latin America and Europe)
- History and Politics
- Holocaust Studies and Historiography
- American Historical Association
Competitions and Appearances:
- “Before the Genocide? Argentina’s Paramilitary Formations and their ‘Dirty Wars’ ” In Conference The global enemy and dirty wars in the 1970s. New School For Social Research and Lang, NYC. April 5, 2012.
- “The Myths of Fascism” In Workshop "Myth and Politics". Philosophy Department. NSSR, February 16, 2012.
- “Argentine Fascism, Anti-Imperialism and Islamophobia” Transatlantic Intolerance: The Rise in Anti-Islam, Anti-Immigrant and Racist Sentiment in Europe and the U.S. Center for European Studies- Department of Government. University of Texas at Austin. January 28 & 29, 2011.
- Keynote Speaker, at Primer Encuentro Nacional de Teoría Crítica “José Sazbón”. “Freud, Fascism and the Origins of Critical Theory”. Facultad de Humanidades y Artes, Universidad Nacional de Rosario. Rosario, Argentina. November 18 - 20, 2010.
- "Camps, Ideology and Trauma in Argentina” in Conference "On Camps: History, Violence and Trauma", History Department of the New School. New York, October 14, 2010.
- “Fascismo Trasatlantico.” Libreria Ateneo Grand Splendid. Buenos Aires, Argentina. June 8, 2010.
- “Rethinking Global Fascism. Europe and Latin America” and “Transatlantic Fascism”. Two Invited Lectures. Università di Macerata, Macerata, Italy. May 10 and 11, 2010.
- “Fascism, the Holocaust, and Transnational History.” in Global Intellectual History Conference, The Consortium for Intellectual and Cultural History, Columbia & New York University, New York, April 9-10, 2010.
- Keynote Speaker, at Latin American History Graduate Student Conference. "A Genealogy of Argentine Violence: from Fascism to the Concentration Camps" Columbia University, New York, March 5 & 6, 2010.
- “Exporting Fascism” Columbia Seminar Studies in Modern Italy, New York, December 4, 2009.
- “‘Dirty war’, Ideology and Trauma. An Argentine history” co-sponsored event The Americas Colloquium- European History Colloquium, Cornell University, Ithaca. October 19, 2009.
- “The Holocaust as Ideology. Borges, Trauma and the Fascist Unconscious.” In Repetition with Change: The Intellectual Legacies of Dominick LaCapra. Cornell University, Ithaca. September 25-26, 2009.
- “The Ideological Origins of the “Dirty War” Antisemitism and Fascism in Twentieth Century Argentina.” History Department and Center for Jewish Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Az. March 5, 2009.
- “Fascism Becomes Desire” In New School for Social Research. Graduate Faculty General Seminar. New York City. February 25, 2009.
- Discussant, in Panel: “Culture and Community” in Jewish Urban History in the Americas: A Comparative Look at Jewish Buenos Aires & Jewish Los Angeles”. The UCLA Center for Jewish Studies. UCLA. Los Angeles, February. 8-9, 2009.
- The ‘Argentine Empire’: Fascism, Hispanidad and Nacionalismo across the Atlantic (1922-1945)” in IBERIA & THE AMERICAS: Contacts and Migrations Philosophy Hall, Columbia University. Barnard Forum on Migration. April 25-26, 2008
- “Argentina's Memory of the Dictatorship” In The School of Social Science, Rule of Law Seminar Film Group, Institute for Advanced Study. Princeton, NJ. January 31, 2008.
Awards and Honors:
Selected Reviews and Interviews:
CV (pdf):Federico Finchelstein CV
- Best Book in Latin American Studies Prize: Dartmouth University, 2011 awarded by New England Council of Latin American Studies (NECLAS). This is from the consortium of Latin Americanists from Harvard, Yale, Brown, Dartmouth, U. Mass and other universities from the northeast.
- Messenger-Chalmers Dissertation Prize, 2007
- Sage Fellowship (Andrew W. Mellon Foundation), Cornell University, 2005-2006
- Mario Einaudi Fellowship, Fondazione Einaudi, 2004-2005