Keynote Speaker: Nelson Maldonado-Torres
Nelson Maldonado-Torres is Professor of Latino and Caribbean Studies and Chair of the Program in Comparative Literature at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. He is also Director of the Rutgers Advanced Institute for Critical Caribbean Studies, Professor Extraordinarius at the University of South Africa, and Honorary Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa. He is a former President of the Caribbean Philosophical Association (2008-2013) and co-chairs the Fondation Frantz Fanon with Mireille Fanon Mendés France. His publications include dozens of articles and book chapters on decoloniality, and several monographs and edited books, including, Against War: Views from the Underside of Modernity (Duke UP 2008), and La descolonización y el giro des-colonial (Universidad de la Tierra, 2011).