Walter D. Mignolo, Literature and Romance Studies, Duke University
Walter D. Mignolo is William H. Wannamaker Professor of Literature and Romance Studies, Cultural Anthropology and Spanish at Duke University. Professor Mignolo’s research focuses on global coloniality and the history of capitalism. He is most recently the author of The Idea of Latin America and Local Histories/Global Designs: Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges and Border Thinking. His previous book, The Darker Side of the Renaissance: Literacy, Territoriality and Colonization, was awarded the Katherine Singers Kovac Prize by the Modern Language Association. Mignolo is founder and co-editor of the journal Disposition (University of Michigan) and co-founder and co-editor of Nepantla: Views from South, a journal published by Duke University Press.