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  Walter MignoloWilliam Hane Wannamaker Professor of Romance Studies and Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies and Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Romance Studies

Office Location:  125B Friedl Building, Box 90670, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 668-1949
Email Address:  send me a message
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Office Hours:

Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment (between 1pm and 3 pm) 

  • Ph.D. Ecole Des Hautes Etudes (France) 1974

Research Interests:

Global Coloniality, Critical Cosmopolitanism, Modern/Colonial World System

Representative Publications   (More Publications)
  1. Mignolo, W. The Darker Side of Western Modernity: Global Futures, Decolonial Options.  Latin America Otherwise Duke University Press, 2011: 408 pages. ( [ViewProduct.php]  [abs]
  2. Mignolo, WALTER, Globalization and the Decolonial OptionCultural Studies 21:2-3 (2007). [title~content=g776420754~db=all]
  3. Mignolo, W. The Idea of Latin America.  Blackwell, 2005.
  4. Mignolo, WD. "The Geopolitics of Knowledge and the Colonial Difference." South Atlantic Quarterly 101:1 (January, 2002): 57-96. [doi]
  5. Mignolo, WD. The Darker Side of the Renaissance: Literacy, Territoriality and Colonization.  The University of Michigan Press, 1995.  [abs]
  6. Mignolo, WD. Epistemischer Ungehorsam. Rhetorik der Moderne, Logik der Kolonialität und Grammatik der Dekolonialität (German Translation).  Verlag Turia + Kant, 2012: 210 pages. (Translated with an introduction, by Jens Katsner and Tom Waibel.) [pdf_3]  [abs]
  7. with Mignolo, WD; Tlostanova, M. Learning to Unlearn: Decolonial Reflections from Eurasia and the Americas.  Ohio University Press, 2012. [pages/tlostanova%20learning.html]
  8. Mignolo, WD. El vuelco de la razón: diferencia colonial y pensamiento fronterizo.  Ediciones del Signo and Center for Global Studies and the Humanities, Duke University, 2011: 182 pages. [available here]  [abs]
  9. Walter D. Mignolo, Loci of enunciation and imaginary constructions: The Case of (Latin) AmericaPoetics Today I & II:4 (1995).
  10. Mignolo, WD. De la hermenéutica y la semiosis colonial al pensar descolonial.  Abya Yala y Universidad Politecnica Salesiana, 2011: 145 pages. (A collection of five articles, in Spanish, from 1983 to 1995 that are the foundation of my major books since ¨The Darker Side of the Renaissance.¨ An introduction by Gustavo Verdesio explains the trajectory.)  [abs]
  11. Mignolo, WD. The idea of Latin America (Korean Translation).  Editorial Greenbee, May, 2010. [articleView.html]