From Populism to Fascism - a lecture by Federico Finchelstein

Event Start Date: February 15, 2022 3:30 PM
Event End Date: February 15, 2022 4:30 PM


From Populism to Fascism
lecture by Federico Finchelstein
February 15, 2022, 3:30 pm
Smathers Library, Room 100

This event will also be livestreamed here

About the speaker:

Federico Finchelstein is a world-renowned historian, political analyst and frequent contributor to major national and international media such, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Guardian (UK), CNN, Politico, Foreign Policy, Reuters, The New Republic, Clarin (Argentina), El Pais (Spain), Folha de S.Paulo (Brazil), Corriere della Sera (Italy), Project Syndicate (USA) and other major American, European and Latin American outlets.

Dr. Finchelstein is Professor of History at the New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College in New York City. He has taught at the History Department of Brown University and he received his PhD at Cornell University. Finchelstein is Director of the Janey Program in Latin American Studies at NSSR.

Dr. Finchelstein has received wide international acclaim and he is the author of seven books on fascism, populism, Dirty Wars, the Holocaust and Jewish history. His books have been translated into several languages including Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Hungarian, Korean and Turkish. Finchelstein books have received 74 reviews in academic journals. Professor Finchelstein has published more than fifty academic articles and reviews on Fascism, Latin American Populism, the relationship between history and political theory, the Cold War, Genocide and Antisemitism.

His most recent books are: Fascist Mythologies. Borges, Freud, Schmitt (Columbia University Press, forthcoming 2022); A Brief History of Fascist Lies (University of California Press, 2020) (Portuguese, Spanish, Italian , Spanish, Turkish, Korean, Chinese, Italian, Hungarian) and From Fascism to Populism in History (University of California Press, 2017 & 2019 with new preface). (Spanish edition, Penguin Random House/Taurus, 2018; Italian edition, Donzelli, 2019: Turkish edition Iletisim Yayinlari, 2019: Portuguese edition, 2019: Korean and Chinese editions forthcoming.) His previous books in English include, The Ideological Origins of the Dirty War (Oxford University Press, 2014) and Transatlantic Fascism (Duke University Press, 2010).

His books were reviewed in newspapers and media such as The Washington Post ; Financial Times; Times Literary Supplement (TLS) as well as Los Angeles Review of Books, Clarín, (Argentina), La Repubblica, Corriere della Sera, Avvenire, Messaggero, Il Manifesto (Italy), Milenio (Mexico), El País and ABC (Spain) and El País (Uruguay) and many other media worldwide.