Daniel Sánchez Bataller
PhD, 2022: Modern and Contemporary Art; Latin America and Spain
Daniel Sánchez Bataller received his PhD in Art History from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2022, completing a dissertation titled "Post-Socialism in Chile and Spain: Critical Realism in the Art of Patricio Guzmán and Santiago Sierra." His research interest is on modern and contemporary art, aesthetics and politics, with an emphasis in post-dictatorial democracies in the Spanish and Portuguese speaking world, and his dissertation looks at the asymmetrical transitions of Chile and Spain and the roles of art and film in the demise of socialism after each post-authoritarian moment. He holds an MFA (2003) and an MA in Contemporary Art Theory and Practice (2008) from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and an MA in Latin American Literatures and Cultures from Northeastern Illinois University (2014). Has been teaching since 2010 and is currently an Assistant Professor of Art History at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon.