Daniel Fermín Álvarez
Scholarly activist, focused on rebuilding Venezuelan democracy and promoting social change through the force of new ideas
Activist and founder at Soluciones para Venezuela. I believe in Venezuela, in the power of its people and in the transformative force of democracy.
Sociologist (UCAB), Specialist in Public Management (Unimet), Master in Politics (The New School for Social Research). PhD student at The New School, where I’m a Janey Fellow and work as an editor at Public Seminar. My research focuses on democracy, particularly on polarization and democratic erosion.
I believe in Venezuela, in the power of its people and in the transformative force of democracy
I have been a lecturer and researcher at UCAB (Caracas), where I published “People Matter: Popular Mobilization and Democratization”, in Transición democrática o autocratización revolucionaria: El desafío venezolano II (AB Ediciones, 2016). I have also published articles for different national and international media outlets, both in Spanish and English. Among them, Tal Cual, El Universal, Open Democracy and America’s Quarterly. As an activist and analyst, I have been interviewed by media such as El Nacional, Globovisión, Televén, The Washington Post, Al Jazeera English, BBC Mundo, The Wall Street Journal and CGTN China.
I’m a faithful fan of the glorious Tiburones de La Guaira and the New York Yankees. I love hip-hop, salsa, The Beatles and pizza.