Daniel James (historian)

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Daniel James
Born (1948-08-08) August 8, 1948 (age 68)
Shepperton, England
Alma mater London School of Economics
Oxford University
Institutions Indiana University
Duke University
Yale University
Cambridge University
Main interests

Daniel James (born August 8, 1948) is a British historian educated at Oxford University and the London School of Economics, where he received his doctorate in 1979. He is an expert in Peronism and the working class in Argentina. Dr. James is renowned in Argentina as a result of his expertise, interpretation and analysis of the Peronist government. His book Resistance and Integration is a landmark in the study of Peronism. He is also an expert in women's and working class labor struggles in Latin America.

James was born in Shepperton, England, a suburb of London. He is the son of Morgan and Claribel James. His father was a factory worker and World War II veteran who fought for the Allied Forces as a member of the Welsh Guard in the British Army. He was captured by Nazi forces and imprisoned in Poland before being freed by Russian forces toward the end of the conflict. His mother was a long-time operator at Shepperton Studios.

He has taught at Cambridge University, Yale and Duke University. Since 1999 he has occupied the Bernardo Mendel Chair in Latin American History at Indiana University. For his lifelong work, James was the recipient of a 2006 Guggenheim fellowship.[1]

James splits his time between Bloomington, Indiana and Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has three children with his wife Lynn DiPietro (retired), an expert in ESL Studies at Yale, Duke and Indiana Universities.

List of works[edit]

  • Resistance and Integration: Peronism and the Argentine Working Class, 1946-1979. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988.
  • The Gendered Worlds of Latin American Women Workers: From Household and Factory to the Union Hall and Ballot Box. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1997. (Co-editor with John French)
  • Doña María's Story: Life History, Memory, and Political Identity. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2000.


  1. ^ "Daniel James". John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. 2006. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11. Retrieved 2011-09-14.