Ben studied writing and literature at Bard College and Latin American history and literature at the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo in Mendoza, Argentina. He is the author of the bookThe Price of Fire: Resource Wars and Social Movements in Bolivia (AK Press, 2007), which has been published in Spanish by Plural Editores in Bolivia and in Tamil by The New Century Publishing House in Tamil Nadu, India. Dangl is also a contributor to Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Latin American Issues (McGraw-Hill, 2006).
Dangl has worked as a journalist covering politics and social issues in Latin America for over six years, writing for publications such as The Guardian Unlimited, The Nation Magazine, The Progressive, Utne Reader, CounterPunch, Alternet, Common Dreams, Z Magazine, La Estrella de Panama and dozens of other media outlets. He has received two Project Censored Awards from Sonoma University for his investigative reports on US government and military intervention in Latin America. Dangl has been interviewed on a variety of news programs including the BBCand Democracy Now!.
Dangl teaches Latin American history and politics and globalization at Burlington College in Vermont. He is the founder and editor of Upside Down World, a publication on politics and social movements in Latin America, and works as the editor of Toward Freedom, a progressive perspective on world events.
He has been a participant in various anti-war and anti-globalization movements in the US and elsewhere in the Americas. Dangl is also a member of the Burlington, VT Homebrewer's Co-op.