Walter Mignolo


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Name: Walter Mignolo
Title: William H Wannamker Professor and Director, Center for Global Studies and the Humanities
Organisation: Duke University
Brief profile:

Walter D. Mignolo is William H. Wannamaker Professor of Romance Studies in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Literature and Director of the Center for Global Studies and the Humanities at Duke University. He is associated researcher at Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Quito, since 2002 and an Honorary Research Associate for CISA (Center for Indian Studies in South Africa), Wits University at Johannesburg. He is a Senior Advisor of DOC (Dialogue of Civilizations) Research Institute, based in Berlin and received a Doctor Honoris Causa Degree from the University National of Buenos Aires, Argentina (2016) and a Honoris Causa Degree from the University of London, Goldsmith (2018). Among his books related to the topic are: The Darker Side of the Renaissance. Literacy, Territoriality and Colonization (1995, Chinese (2015) and Spanish (2016) translations); Delinking: The Rhetoric of Modernity, the Logic of Coloniality and the Grammar of Decoloniality, 2007), translated into German, French, Swedish, Rumanian and Spanish. Local Histories/Global Designs: Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges and Border Thinking (2000, translated into Spanish, Portuguese and Korean); and The Idea of Latin America, 2006, translated into Spanish, Korean and Italian. The Darker Side of Western Modernity: Global Futures, Decolonial Options 2011 translated into Korean. With Madina V. Tlostanova, Learning to Unlearn: Decolonial Reflections from Eurasia and the Americas, (2012); with Pedro Pablo Gómez, Estéticas y Opción Decolonial (2012). With Catherine Walsh, On Decoloniality: Concepts, Analysis, Praxis, co-authored with Catherine Walsh, 2018; Decolonial Investigations. Epistemic Reconstitution and the Politics of Eurocentric Knowing, 2021) and Global Coloniality and the World (Dis) Order 2021, Taiwan: International Program for Inter-Asia Cultural Studies (in Mandarin), 2020.

 

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Icon of Globalization and the Geopolitics of Knowledge: The Role of the Humanities in the Corporate University Globalization and the Geopolitics of Knowledge: The Role of the Humanities in the Corporate University (5.5 MB) 2012-01-01 Author: Walter D Mignolo.