About

Rolando
Vázquez

decolonial scholar

Rolando Vázquez is a teacher and decolonial thinker. He is regularly invited to deliver keynotes on decoloniality at academic and cultural institutions. Vázquez is currently associate professor of sociology at University College Roosevelt, Middelburg, and cluster chair at the University College Utrecht, Utrecht. Since 2010, with Walter Mignolo, he co-directs the annual Maria Lugones Decolonial Summer School, now hosted by Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven. In 2016, under the direction of Gloria Wekker, he co-authored the “Let’s do Diversity” report of the University of Amsterdam Diversity Commission. Vázquez’s work places the question of the possibility of an ethical life at the core of decolonial thought and advocates for the decolonial transformation of cultural and educational institutions. His most recent publication is Vistas of Modernity: Decolonial aesthesis and the End of the Contemporary, 2020.

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