In The Politics of Decolonial Investigations Walter D. Mignolo provides a sweeping examination of how coloniality has operated around the world in its myriad forms from the sixteenth century to the twenty-first. Decolonial border thinking allows Mignolo to outline how the combination of the self-fashioned narratives of Western civilization and the hegemony of Eurocentric thought served to eradicate all knowledges in non-European languages and praxes of living and being. Mignolo also traces the geopolitical origins… read more about New Book by Walter D. Mignolo: The Politics of Decolonial Investigations »

The 12th Annual Middelburg Decolonial Summer School Dedicated to María Lugones "Learning to Unlearn Decolonially: Living, Knowing, the University and the Museum" June 22 – July 8, 2021 Online Format University College Utrecht & Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands The University, the Church, and the Museum have long served as foundational institutions of the coloniality of knowing and are still at work today. Mounted on these three pillars and articulated by six modern European… read more about Applications Open: The María Lugones Decolonial Summer School »

The Politics of Decolonial Investigations: Theory from the Margins, November 18, 2020 In this Theory from the Margins event, we discuss two works (published and forthcoming) by philosopher and semiotician Walter D. Mignolo, one of the world's foremost thinkers on epistemic decolonization, and one of the founders of the modernity/coloniality school of thought. In On Decoloniality, Walter D. Mignolo and Catherine E. Walsh explore the hidden forces of the colonial matrix of power, its origination, transformation, and… read more about Walter D. Mignolo: Theory from the Margins »

During his recent trip to The University of Auckland, Prof. Walter Mignolo held a masterclass with post-graduate students.  For the article, please see: for video of lecture:   read more about Rare chance to learn from a master »

May 21, 2019 18:15 - 19:45 Walter D. Mignolo is the William H. Wannamaker Professor of Literature and Romance Studies, Cultural Anthropology and Spanish at Duke University. Mignolo’s research focuses on the constitution and transformation of the modern/colonial world, the history of capitalism, and de-coloniality as an ethical, political, epistemic and aesthetic mode of re-existence. He is the author of On Decoloniality: Concepts, Analytics, Praxis. (co-authored with Catherine Walsh, 2018), The Idea of Latin… read more about Decolonial Aesthesis - One Decade later »

A conversation between Professor Walter Mignolo, Duke University (USA) and Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith, University of Waikato, author of Decolonising Methodologies. Chaired by Gabriela Salgado, Artistic Director, Te Tuhi took place August 6, 2019, 5:30 - 6:30PM. This conversation event provided a platform for the analysis of comparative notions of autonomy, Indigenous epistemology and geo-body-politics of knowing and sensing as foundational in decolonial thinking. Supported by The University of Auckland Hood… read more about De-linking across Indigeneity: Walter Mignolo & Linda Tuhiwai Smith »

May 28, 2019  9:00AM This public event is divided in three parts: a public seminar that introduces decolonial options and their relevance in the European context, followed by a public lecture by the renown philosopher Walter D. Mignolo who has been in last 40 years researching and teaching the historical foundation of the modern/colonial world system and imaginary and to conclude with an open discussion on decolonial artistic practices by using as a starting point, Sandi Hilal and read more about What Does It Mean "To Decolonize"?  »

A founding thinker in the field of Decolonial Studies, Professor Walter Mignolo from Duke University, spoke in two free public events at the University of Auckland. On Tuesday, August 6, 2019, with a lecture titled "De-linking across Indigeneity." On Monday 12 August, 2019, discussing "Remapping the order of knowing: The idea of ‘Latin America’ revisited." For more information:…  read more about Decolonising Our Thinking »

An interview with Walter Mignolo in the Georgian language, Tbilisi, Georgia. Prof. Walter Mignolo spent a few days with a wonderful group of faculty, activists, journalists, artists, and graduate students. Hosted by Prof. Maia Barkaia. read more about Interview with Walter Mignolo, Tbilisi Georgia »

The Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Quito, Ecuador,  will be hosting a three day event, July 18, 19, 20, 2019. These events continue the encounter of previous PhD, Encuento Decul, joining the homage and celebration of Quijano and Garcia's live achievement and influence. Speakers include: Danilo Quijano, Walter Mignolo, Rita Segato, Edguardo Lander, Catherine Walsh, and more.       read more about Gritos, Grietas y Siembras »

International Research Center "Interweaving Performance Culture" June 11-12, 2019 The Workshop "Decolonial Aesthetics in Theater and Performance. Theatrical Strategies of De-Linking" - aims to examine the nothion of  'decolonial aesthetics,' coined and developed by Walter Mignolo and others, in relation to theater and performance in general, and in particular to processes of interweaving between performance cultures.   For more information, /sites/… read more about Decolonial Aesthetics in Theater & Performance »

In one of his programmatic texts Delinking. The rhetoric of modernity, the logic of coloniality and the grammar of de-coloniality (Cultural Studies, 21:2, 2007) Walter Mignolo explained some of the key ideas developed in a project that began at Duke University in the late 1990s. Critical to this work has been to highlight how modernity was naturalised as a universal global process, which conceals its inherent ‘darker side’, namely the constant reproduction of coloniality. Drawing on the writings of Franz Fanon, Mignolo and… read more about Seminar: Decolonial Aesthesis - Conversation with Walter Mignolo, PhD »

In this lecture Walter Mignolo, philosopher, William H. Wannamaker Distinguished and director of The Center for Global Studies and Humanities at Duke University (EUA), author of TheDarker Side of Western Modernity: Global Futures, Decolonial Options (2011) e Histories/Global Designs: Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges,and Border Thinking (1999 e 2012), will address the meaning, potential and boundaries of decoloniality after the Cold War exploring its cultural, political and… read more about Decoloniality After the Cold War »

Frier Universität Berlin 21 - 24 June 2018 The conference sets out to investigate a key topic in research on interweaving performance cultures—this is the notion of knowledge. In four panels and two workshops, scholars from around the globe explore the dynamic relation between past and present processes of interweaving between performance cultures and practices of knowledge production.… read more about Dynamics of Interweaving Performance Cultures »

Tate Britain Talk The Clore Auditorium Millbank London SW1P 4RG 13 June 2018 at 18.30–20.00 Professor Walter Mignolo (Duke University) is internationally renowned for his research into colonial histories and systems. This is a unique chance to hear the Argentine thinker discuss his new work, and what the terms ‘coloniality’ and ‘decoloniality’ mean to him. Responding to the talk will be artist Phoebe Boswell, who will also join Walter in conversation with curator Alanna Lockward. There will also be an opportunity for… read more about Walter Mignolo on Decoloniality »

04.06.2018, 14:00 - 18:00 Uhr | ifa-Galerie Berlin BE.BOP 2018. Black Europe Body Politics. Coalitions Facing White Innocence With Geraldine Juárez, Künstlerin Alanna Lockward, Kuratorin BE.BOP Walter Mignolo, Berater BE.BOP Bhavisha Panchia, Kuratorin/Forscherin Alya Sebti, Leiterin der ifa-Galerie Berlin… read more about Delinking: What do we as curators, artists and thinkers want? »

Prof. Walter Mignolo will gave a guest lecture on May 28th: "Latin' America in the Past and Current World (Dis) Order: Pueblos Originarios, European Diaspora and African Forced Migrations". The lecture started at 08:15 PM in HS 1098, KG I (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg) . This event was part of the lecture series held in cooperation with the Arnold-Bergsträsser-Institut on "Latin America between Crises and New Opportunities: Social Movements, State and Democracy". read more about "Latin" America in the Past and Current World (Dis) Order: Pueblos Originarios, European Diaspora and African Forced Migrations  »

  Keynote speaker, Prof. Walter Mignolo (Duke University) The Humanities (and I would say the Human Sciences in European vocabulary, including the Humanities and Social Sciences) have a short story but they are a crucial field of knowing and doing in Western Civilization and scholarship. The Humanities were and still are a powerful tool of coloniality of knowledge. Coloniality of knowledge refers to Western imposition and/or local non-Western collaboration to supplant non-Western knowledges and praxis of knowing, in the… read more about LA CONSCIENCE DÉCOLONIALE: THE CALL OF THE HUMANITIES »

Part 2 of a November 2014 interview with Walter Mignolo, conducted by Ignacio Lopez-Calvo of the University of California, Merced. Both text and video of the interview is available. read more about "Coloniality is not over, it is all over:" Interview with Dr. Walter Mignolo (Part 2) »

In Part 2 of an interview with Walter Mignolo, E-IR's Associate Features Editor Alvina Hoffman asks a series a questions covering topics such the idea of decoloniality, and advice to scholars and activists grappling with decoloniality. read more about Interview: Walter Mignolo/Part 2: Key Concepts »

In Part 1 of an interview with Walter Mignolo, E-IR's Associate Features Editor Alvina Hoffman asks a series a questions covering topics such as shifting thoughts in the field of cultural theory and the concept of decolonial aesthetics. read more about Interview: Walter Mignolo/Part 1: Activism and Trajectory »

Part 1 of a November 2014 interview with Walter Mignolo, conducted by Ignacio Lopez-Calvo of the University of California, Merced. Both text and video of the interview is available. read more about "Coloniality is not over, it is all over:" Interview with Dr. Walter Mignolo (Part 1) »