Claudio Daflon

Advisor: Mark Healey

Areas of Speciality
Latin American History

Current Research Interests
I previously studied themes related to Latin America nationalisms and nation-building in the 19th century. My current research focuses on the intersection between popular culture and institutional politics in Latin American urban spaces. I am particularly interested in how local agents from peripheral communities have been establishing collective solidarity nets in order to demand for rights and citizenship, including how they access and expand the available channels of formal politics.

Prior Degrees
B.A. in History, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), 2007.
M.A. in History, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), 2012.
M.A. in History, University of Connecticut, 2015.

Selected Publications

“Argiropolis and the changes in the historical conception of Domingo Faustino Sarmiento” in História da Historiografia, v.1, p.56 – 77, 2011.
“The concept of civilization in Juan Bautista Alberdi” in Mnemosine, v.1, p.41 – 63, 2010.
“Argiropolis: the United States as an inspiration of Sarmiento´s utopia” in Anima, v.2, p.31 – 43, 2012.

“As contribuções teóricas dos estudos sobre o Conurbano Bonaerense e o conceito de cidadania,” Segundas Jornadas de Historia Reciente del Conurbano Bonaerense, Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, Buenos Aires, June 2015.

“The impressions of Domingo Faustino Sarmiento over the Empire of Brazil 1846 e  1852,” II Congreso Internacional Ciencias, Tecnologías y Culturas. Diálogo entre las disciplinas del conocimiento mirando al futuro de América Latina y el Caribe, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, October-November 2010.

“The concept of civilization in Juan Bautista Alberdi,” IX Encontro Internacional da Associação Nacional de Pesquisadores e Professores de História da América, Universidade Federal de Goiás, July 2010.

Research Experience

“Intellectuals and the constitution of a new political vocabulary in Argentina and Brazil in the 19th century,” Sponsored by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), 2009-2012.

“Civilization and Order: The Construction of the Idea of Nation in the works of Sarmiento and Visconde do Uruguai,” Sponsored by Carlos Chagas Filho Research Support Foundation of Rio de Janeiro (FAPERJ), 2006-2007.

Awards and Prizes

The Hugh Hamil Graduate Fellowship in Latin American History, University of Connecticut, 2013.

Claudio Daflon, graduate student
Contact Information
Mailing Address241 Glenbrook Road Wood Hall, U-4103, Storrs, CT 06269
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