Daniel Persia is a University Administrative Fellow and PhD candidate in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese. His research takes translation to be a vital tool for reimagining the humanities, showing how collaboration within and beyond the academy can lead to more authentic engagement with twenty-first-century ethical debates. He supports the International Affairs and Operations team in data management, fundraising and communications for the Mpala Research Centre in Kenya.
Daniel brings experience at the intersection of education, technology, and internationalization. Before coming to Princeton, he served as a National Science Foundation Noyce Teaching Fellow at the Boston Arts Academy, a Creative at Apple, and Regional Lead for the US-Brazil Fulbright Commission, overseeing grantees in the states of São Paulo and Paraná. He has supported dozens of researchers in publishing their work internationally through the Academic Publishing Advisory Center—Brazil’s first Writing Center—at the Federal University of Paraná.
Daniel also serves as a writer and translator for the Brazil LAB and has held fellowships through the Program in Latin American Studies and the Center for Digital Humanities. He received an MS in Education from Boston College and BAs in Mathematics and English from Denison University.