Dr. Benjamin Dangl is a journalist, editor, and professor focusing on Latin American politics, social movements, and media. He has worked as a journalist throughout Latin America for nearly two decades, and is a Lecturer in Public Communication in the Department of Community Development and Applied Economics at the University of Vermont.

He has a PhD in history from McGill University, an MA in history from the University of Vermont, and a BA in writing and literature from Bard College. His doctoral dissertation is entitled Centuries March the Streets: The Power of the Past in Bolivian Indigenous Movements, 1970-2000.

He is the author of the books The Price of Fire: Resource Wars and Social Movements in Bolivia (AK Press) and Dancing with Dynamite: Social Movements and States in Latin America (AK Press). His first book, The Price of Fire, was also published in Spanish by Plural Editores in Bolivia, and in Tamil by The New Century Publishing House in India. He is a contributor to the books Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Latin American Issues (McGraw-Hill), Until the Rulers Obey: Voices from Latin American Social Movements (PM Press), and Grabbing Back: Essays Against the Global Land Grab (AK Press).

Dangl has worked as a journalist throughout Latin America and the US, covering protest movements, politics, grassroots activism, government and corporate corruption, and human rights issues. He has written hundreds of articles for publications including The Guardian, ViceAl Jazeera, The Nation, The Progressive, In These Times, and dozens of other media outlets. Dangl has received two Project Censored Awards for his investigative reports on US government and military intervention in Latin America, and has been interviewed on a variety of news programs including the Democracy Now! and National Public Radio.

He is the editor of Toward Freedom, a progressive perspective on world events, and the founder and editor of Upside Down World, an award-winning news and analysis outlet on politics and social movements in Latin America.

Email: Bendangl(at)gmail(dot)com