Leverhulme Lectures and Seminars: Epistemologies of the South
BOAVENTURA DE SOUSA SANTOS is Professor of Sociology, University of Coimbra (Portugal), Distinguished Legal Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Global Legal Scholar at the University of Warwick. He is director 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.
Boaventura de Sousa Santos has obtained world-wide recognition because of the impact of his work for the cause of global social justice. He has combined empirical research with innovative socio-legal theory, philosophy and critique, to shed new light on a vast array of issues, from the role of law and politics in the World Social Forum, to the challenge to neoliberal globalisation and liberal human rights raised by grassroots movements in India, the Americas and indigenous peoples around the world. More recently, Santos has been preoccupied with an ambitious project: to move from a critique of epistemology and epistemic sovereignty to an “epistemology of the south” that is responsive to the lived experience of the oppressed, and this will be the subject of his project whilst on a Leverhulme Visiting Professorship at Birkbeck School of Law.
Weds 14 March 3.30-5.00pm - First Leverhulme Lecture Title: Why the epistemologies of the South? Venue: Malet Street 421
Thurs 15 March 3.30-5.00pm - First Seminar Venue: Malet Street 321
Weds 21 March 3.30-5.00pm - Second Leverhulme Lecture Title: Development or self-determination Venue: Malet Street 421
Thurs 22 March 3.30-5.00pm - Second Seminar Venue: Malet Street 321
Wednesday 25 April 3.30-5.00pm - Third Leverhulme Lecture Title: Seven threats and seven challenges Venue: Malet Street B18
Thursday 26 April 3.30-5.00pm - Third Seminar Venue: Malet Street 415
Monday 30 April Morning 10.00-12.00pm - Fourth Leverhulme Lecture Title: Toward a socio-legal theory of indignation. Venue: Malet Street B18
Monday 30 April Afternoon 3.30-5.00pm - Fourth Seminar Venue: Malet Street B18