Dario Azzellini is a visiting fellow at the Latin American Studies Program, Cornell University and teaching at Montclair State University, Department of Political Science and Law. He holds a PhD in political science (Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany) and a PhD in sociology (Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico). His research focuses on worker’s and local self-administration, social movements, social transformation, commons and democratization, with a special focus on Latin America and Europe.
He was lecturer at the Department of Development Sociology, Cornell University, USA, assistant professor for development sociology and political sociology at Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria, and visiting fellow at the CUNY graduate center, the CUNY Murphy Institute and at the ILR School, Cornell University. He has published several books, book chapters and journal articles on workers’ self-management.
He authored Communes and Workers’ Control in Venezuela: Building 21st Century Socialism from Below (Brill 2017). He also co-authored They Can’t Represent Us. Reinventing Democracy From Greece to Occupy (Verso 2014). He is co-editor of The Class Strikes Back. Self-Organised Workers’ Struggles in the Twenty-First Century (Brill 2018) and Ours to Master and to Own: Worker Control from the Commune to the Present (Haymarket 2011), and the editor of An Alternative Labour History: Worker Control and Workplace Democracy (Zed Books 2015).
As documentary filmmaker he has been filming in Latin America and Europe. Together with Oliver Ressler he is producing Occupy, Resist, Produce, a series of documentaries on recuperated factories under workers control in Europe. He is also a founder of the multilingual digital archive www.workerscontrol.net.http://www.azzellini.net/