Center for Global Studies and the Humanities

Duke University


Colonialidad/Latinidad: Jose Saldivar

Professor José David Saldívar is joining Duke University as Director of the Center for Latino/as Studies. Professor Saldívar is coming from the University of California at Berkeley, where he was the Class of 1942 Professor of Ethnic Studies and English. He is a leading figure in Chicano and Latina Studies and author of classic books such as The Dialectics of Our America: Genealogy, Cultural Critique, and Literary History (Duke 1991) and Border Matters: Remapping American Cultural Studies (California 1997). Professor Saldívar joined the project known as modernity/coloniality/decoloniality (for shorter, “the decolonial project”) in early 2000. He has contributed enormously through two workshops he co-organized at Berkeley (with professors Ramón Grosfógel and Nelson Maldonado-Torres) and co-editor of two volumes with the outcome of the workshops–Latin@s in the World System. Decolonization Struggles in the 21 st Century US Empire, was published 2005 (Paradigm Press) and Unsettling Post-Colonial Studies: Coloniality, Border Thinking and Transmodernity is forthcoming (Duke University Press).


Time: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Duke University - The John Hope Franklin Center, room 240

Professor Saldívar's presentation will be based on his forthcoming book. Reading material will be distributed in advance. Please contact to receive your copy.