Walter D. Mignolo
Leading decolonial thinker
Walter D. Mignolo is a professor at Duke University in the US. His work, grounded on semiotics, discourse analysis and literary theory has been devoted, over the last 30 years to understanding and unravelling the historical foundation of the modern/ colonial world system imaginary since 1500. He is known for a set of decolonial concepts such as global geopolitics of knowledge, border-thinking and pluriversality. He has published extensively, with his most recent work Decolonial Politics, forthcoming in Duke Press in 2019.