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Walter Mignolo | Workshop | Coloniality, Global Race/ Racism and Climate Changes/ Ecological Disasters: A Decolonial Take


Walter Mignolo, Duke University

UPDATE 2/27: In-person workshop is now FULL. Register for Zoom attendance here: --- Please join the Climate Change, Decolonization, and Global Blackness Lab (CCDGB) at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute for our 2022-23 speaker series. CCDGB is part of The Entanglement Project, a new FHI initiative focused on the intersections of race, health, and climate. The CCDGB speaker series is co-sponsored by the Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability and the Nicholas School of the Environment. Walter Mignolo is William Hane Wannamaker Distinguished Professor of Romance Studies, as well as Professor of Literature and Cultural Anthropology at Duke University. Mignolo's research and teaching have been devoted, in the past 30 years, to understanding and unraveling the historical foundation of the modern/colonial world system and imaginary since 1500. Mignolo was awarded the Katherine Singer Kovaks prize (MLA) for The Darker Side of the Renaissance: Literacy, Territoriality and Colonization (1996) and the Frantz Fanon Prize by the Caribbean Philosophical Association for The Idea of Latin America (2006). His work has been translated into German, Italian, French, Swedish, Rumanian, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, and Korean. He is an Honorary Research Associate for CISA (Center for Indian Studies in South Africa) of Wits University at Johannesburg. Recently, he joined the Dialogue of Civilizations (DOC) Program Council as a senior adviser. Additionally, he received a Doctor Honoris Causa Degree (2016) from the National University of Buenos Aires in Argentina ( and an Honorary Degree (2018) from the University of London-Goldsmith ( More about Prof. Mignolo here:


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