Daniel Guzman Salinas is a doctoral student at the University of Notre Dame, where he studies the role of spirituality and the culture of piety among colonial subjects in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Latin America. His current research focuses on how the policies of the Counter-Reformation aided in nurturing a culture of mysticism and piety, and how these, in turn, favored the emergence of figures which the population regarded as holy, and whose presence played an important role in the way common parishioners lived their religiosity.

Daniel holds a master's degree in history from Texas Christian University, and a bachelor's degree from the National University of San Marcos in Peru. He has served as the director of research at the National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology, and History of Peru, and as the editor of Historia y Cultura, the museum's research journal.