Decolonial Aesthesis - One Decade later

Thursday, September 5, 2019

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 America (2005), and Local Histories/Global Designs: Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges and Border Thinking (2000). Mignolo is founder and co-editor of the journal Disposition and co-founder and co-editor of Nepantla: Views from South, a journal committed to fostering innovative reflection at the intersections of the humanities and the social sciences and of post-area studies and cultural studies.

Sponsored by The research group Aesthetics from the Margins at the Centre for African Studies, The University of Basel.

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