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Walter D. Mignolo

Leading decolonial thinker

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Occupation Professor

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.