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Maldonado-Torres, Nelson

Nelson Maldonado Torres penso mas nao existoAssociate Professor

Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies

Email: nmtorres@lcs.rutgers.edu

Tel: 848-445-4228

Office: Lucy Stone Hall, Rm. A-260

 

Research Interests

Professor Maldonado-Torres is currently working on a book-length project entitled Fanonian Meditations, which aims to spell out the epistemological basis of "ethnic studies" and related areas, as well as examine the relevance of decolonization at the epistemological, ethical, and political levels.  It continues the reflection on decolonial ethics and epistemology in his previous book, Against War, by looking at the work of a variety of intellectuals from the Third World and elsewhere.  Professor Maldonado-Torres is particularly interested in the crossings of different genealogies of thinking, and their appearance in different genres of writing, discourses, artistic expressions, and social movements.

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It is inherent to the discipline of Women's Studies to deal with complex subjects through theoretical lenses, which question conventional knowledge production. This department, one of the most distinguished departments of WGS in the country, has a highly visible faculty of national and international reputation invited to speak in various fora on sometimes highly controversial subjects. Such faculty members, as scholars, have not only a right, but also an obligation to produce and disseminate knowledge within and beyond the academy. Moreover, as private citizens, our faculty continue to enjoy the same freedoms of speech and expression as any private citizen and in accordance with university policy the department supports their protection from institutional discipline in the exercise of these academic and free speech rights. 


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