Boaventura de Sousa Santos

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On Brazil Presidential Election: Brazil’s Presidential Election is Part of a ‘Global Reactionary Cycle’

The End of the Cognitive Empire. The Coming of Age of Epistemologies of the South

In defense of Venezuela
- July 2017

Making the future possible again
April 2017

Europe must go back to the school of the world. As a student
- March 2017

One hundred years after the Russian Revolution - February 2017

Summer School: Epistemologies of the South - June 2017

The third edition of the international summer school “Epistemologies of the South” is a collective space designed to meet, experience, discuss and broaden epistemologies of the south.
Call for Applications


Épistémologies du Sud. Mouvements citoyens et polémique sur la science. Éditions Desclée de Brouwer, 2016


An interview for the US TV Network The Real News Network on the Brasilian political crisis:
Prof. Boaventura de Sousa Santos looks at why Rousseff's impeachment is a highly political process and not a legal one and how this "legislative coup" can be compared to others in recent Latin American history - Video

'The crisis is a conscious strategy for social demolition'
Interview - MO* Mondiaal Nieuws - July 2015

My most recent books

If God Were a Human Rights Activist (Stanford University Press, 2015)

Epistemologies of the South. Justice against Epistemicide (Paradigm Publishers, 2014)
Science, emancipation and the variety of forms of knowledge, book review of Epistemologies of the South, by Hugh Lacey

Revueltas de Indignación y Otras Conversas (La Paz, 2015)

O Direito dos Oprimidos (Editora Almedina/Editora Cortez, 2014)

A Justiça Popular em Cabo Verde (Editora Almedina/Editora Cortez, 2015).


Recent articles

The Left of the future: a sociology of emergences
(30 December 2015)

Portugal: What is at stake
(24 October 2015)

To Be Read in 2050 - Reflecting on utopia
(September, 2015)

A Problem Called Germany

(25 July 2015)

Fatal Tests
(22 July 2015)

In Solidarity with Greece

(May 2015)

The Strange lightness of history
(April 27 2015)

Another Much-Needed World

(April 2015)

Charlie Hebdo: Some Tough Quandaries

(January 2015)

Conversations in Postcolonial Thought
- Scientific Interview
(Org. Katy P. Sian, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)




Epistemologies of the South: South-South, South-North and North-South global learning
10-12 July, 2014


Learning from the Global South: Towards Intercultural Translations
June 30 - July 8, 2014