Countering the Coloniality of Peace and Justice


Location: C103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Nelson Maldonado Torres

This presentation explores the extent to which decolonial forms of peace and justice depend on the expression and mobilization of counter-catastrophic ideas, artistic creations, and actions that advance the unfinished project of decoloniality.
Nelson Maldonado-Torres is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut, Professor Extraordinarious at the University of South Africa, and Honorary Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa. Recent publications include the co-edited book, Decolonial Feminism in Abya Yala: Caribbean, Meso, and South-American Contributions and Challenges (2022) and the co-edited special issue “Fanon, Southern Theory, and Psychoanalysis: Dialogues on Race, Gender, and Sexuality” in Studies in Gender and Sexuality (Fall 2021).

This event is coordinated by the Kroc Institute’s Contending Modernities initiative.