Diego Galeano

History (Brazil)
February 2024
Visiting Fellow, Program in Latin American Studies

Diego Galeano (Ph.D., Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) is an associate professor of contemporary history in the Department of History at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil. He is also a member of the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development. His research focuses on the history of the urban police and transnational crime in Latin America. He is author of Escritores, detectives y archivistas. La cultura policial en Buenos Aires, 1821-1910 (National Library of Argentina – Teseo Press, 2009), and Delincuentes viajeros: estafadores, punguistas y policías en el Atlántico sudamericano (Siglo XXI Press, 2018), also published in Brazil (2016), where he received the National Research Award. His research has been published in journals and collective books in several countries of Latin America, Europe, and the United States. He has been a visiting fellow at the Université Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München - Munich Centre for Global History, and at the Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory. While at Princeton, he will work on the research project “Indispensable to Trade: Money Counterfeiters, Migrants, and Business in Atlantic South America, 1880-1940”.