Robert Christl was a PhD student in the History Department. As an MMF, he supported the Fascism Constellation, and assisted Dr. Chamedes with her latest book project on the global political repercussions of Augusto Pinochet’s coup and military dictatorship in Chile (1973-1990). Specifically, he helped with European and Chilean archival research, Spanish-language interviews, and translations. Robert’s research focused on the history of anarchism, political economy, labor movements, and the Spanish Revolution and Civil War.
Since graduating in 2022, Robert has worked as the program director of the worker center at Worker Justice Wisconsin. Along with his team of labor organizers, he assists employees, many of whom are Spanish-speaking immigrants, who do not have a labor union and are experiencing issues at work. His team educates employees on their rights and how to organize. They also help them file complaints with state agencies, establish worker-owned cooperatives, and organize their coworkers to improve working conditions.