Edward Brudney is assistant professor of history at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga whose research focuses on the intersections between labor organizing, changing modes of capital accumulation, and memory, mostly in late twentieth-century Argentina. He is a Kellogg Institute visiting fellow for the spring 2024 semester.

His Kellogg fellowship will be spent finishing his current book project, “Changing the Rules of the Game: Labor, Law, and Citizenship in Argentina, 1973-1983,” which examines the creation and enforcement of labor law in Argentina during the 1970s and argues for the importance of critically analyzing the disconnect between the letter of the law and its practical applications, even (or especially) under authoritarianism. 

Brudney has published articles in various peer-reviewed journals, including The Journal of Global South Studies, Labor: Studies in Working-Class History, The Luso-Brazilian Review, and International Labor and Working-Class History, and he also writes public-facing pieces about labor organizing in the United States. Additionally, he recently co-authored an interdisciplinary book that explores the politics of memory and justice work in Argentina around the fortieth anniversary of the 1976 coup d’état, titled Commemorative Literacies and Labors of Justice: Resistance, Reconciliation, and Recovery in Buenos Aires and Beyond (Routledge, 2021). Brudney’s next monograph project is a microhistory of deindustrialization in the working-class area of Morón in Gran Buenos Aires from the 1940s to the 2000s.

He holds a PhD in history and an MA in Latin American and Caribbean studies from Indiana University.

KDR Assistant:
Colly Urdan