Dario Azzellini is a political scientist and lecturer at Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria, writer and filmmaker based in Berlin and Caracas. He holds a PhD in political science from the Goethe University in Frankfurt (Germany). His research and writing focuses on social and revolutionary militancy, migration and racism, people’s power and selfadministration, workers control and extensive case studies in Latin America.
He served as Associate Editor for The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest: 1500 to Present, published by Wiley-Blackwell in 2009 and was primary editor for Latin America, the Spanish Caribbean, and the new left in Italy. He serves as Associate Editor for WorkingUSA and for Cuadernos de Marte, an academic publication about war sociology by the University of Buenos Aires.
He published several books, essays and documentaries about social movements, privatization of military services, migration and racism, Italy, Mexico, Nicaragua, Colombia and Venezuela. Among them The business of war (Assoziation A 2002), a book about privatization of military services, translated an published in the US, GB, Germany, Argentina, Bolivia, France, Indonesia, Italy, Spain and Venezuela. He recently published“El negocio de la guerra. Nuevos mercenarios y terrorismo de Estado“ (Monte Àvila, Venezuela, 2009), “Partizipation, Arbeiterkontrolle und die Commune“ (VSA, Germany, 2010) and the documentary „Comuna under construction“ (2010) about local self government in Venezuela. Azzellini has been invited to conferences in Europe, North America, South America and Asia.