Federico Finchelstein

Associate Professor of History

New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College

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, populism, Dirty Wars, the Holocaust and Jewish history in Latin America and Europe. His new book,

The Ideological Origins of the Dirty War (2014), focuses on the theory and practice of the fascist idea throughout the twentieth century, analyzing the connections between fascism and the Holocaust, antisemitism, and the military junta's practices of torture and state violence, with its networks of concentration camps and extermination. His previous book, Transatlantic Fascism (2010), studies the global connections between Italian and Argentine fascism.

Professor Finchelstein has published more than fifty academic articles and reviews on Fascism, Latin American Populism, the Cold War, 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, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Israel, Brazil, and Argentina. He has been a contributor to major American, European, and Latin American newspapers, including The New York Times, The Guardian, International Herald Tribune, Mediapart (France), El Diario (NYC) Clarin (Argentina) and Folha de S.Paulo (Brazil).