Boaventura de Sousa Santos

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos is Professor of Sociology, University of Coimbra (Portugal), and Distinguished Legal Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He earned an LL.M and J.S.D. from Yale University and holds the Degree of Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa, by McGill University.

He is Director Emeritus of the Center for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra and has written and published widely on the issues of globalization, sociology of law and the state, epistemology, social movements and the World Social Forum. He has been awarded several prizes, most recently the Science and Technology Prize of Mexico, 2010, and the Kalven Jr. Prize of the Law and Society Association, 2011.

His most recent project – ALICE: Leading Europe to a New Way of Sharing the World Experiences – was funded by an Advanced Grant of the European Research Council (ERC), one of the most prestigious and highly competitive international financial institutes for scientific excellence in Europe.

Boaventura de Sousa Santos has published widely on globalization, sociology of law and the state, epistemology, democracy, and human rights in Portuguese, Spanish, English, Italian, French, German, Chinese, and Romanian.

Centro de Estudos Sociais
Colégio S. Jerónimo
Largo D. Dinis
Apartado 3087
3001-401 Coimbra, Portugal
Tel. (351) 239 855570/80    -    Fax (351) 239 855589

Between September and December:
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Law School
975 Bascom Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53706
Tel. (1-608) 2637414    -    Fax (1-608) 2625485