Thursday, May 16 | 11.30am | Room Exposições

Walter D. Mignolo is Director of the Center for Global Studies and Humanities at Duke University (USA). He is William H. Wannamaker Professor of Literature at Duke University (USA) and has joint appointments in Cultural Anthropology and Romance Studies. He has published extensively on semiotics and literary theory, and has in the past years been working on different aspects of the modern/colonial world and exploring concepts such as global coloniality, the geopolitics of knowledge, transmodernity, border thinking, and di/pluriversalities.

His recent publications include: On Decoloniality: Concept, Analytics, Praxis, co-authored with Catherine E. Walsh (2018),The Darker Side of Western Moernity: Global Futures, Decolonial Options (2011), The Idea of Latin America (2005), Writing Without Words: Alternative Literacies in Mesoamerica and the Andes, co-edited with Elizabeth H. Boone (1994), and The Darker Side of the Renaissance: Literacy, Territoriality, Colonization (1995) which won the Katherine Singer Kovacs prize from the Modern Languages Association. He is also author of Local Histories/Global Designs: Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges and Border Thinking (1999). 

Walter D. Mignolo is in Lisbon to give a lecture at Culturgest on “Decoloniality after the Cold War”. The lecture will take place on May 17, at 6.30pm in the Main Auditorium (free entry – please consult Culturgest for more information).