Boaventura de Sousa Santos


Boaventura de Sousa Santos is Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Coimbra (Portugal), and Distinguished Legal Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is Director Emeritus of the Center for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra. 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. 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 ( He has written and published widely on the issues of globalization, sociology of law and the state, epistemology, social movements and the World Social Forum in Portuguese, Spanish, English, Italian, French, German, Chinese, Danish, Romanian and Polish.



April 2020 - March 2021 >> I Registrations Open

International Course and Specialisation | E-Learning | Epistemologías Del Sur (5th edition | 2020-2021)


2021-02-10 JL - Jornal de Letras, Artes e Ideias

O anti-sistema

2021-01-29 Público

O fim do sonho português?

2021-01-13 JL - Jornal de Letras, Artes e Ideias

Trump não tomará cianeto

Latest Publications


Santos, Boaventura de Sousa (2021), Decolonising the University: The Challenge of Deep Cognitive Justice.. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing


Santos, Boaventura de Sousa (2021), El futuro comienza ahora. De la pandemia a la utopía. Madrid: Akal


Santos, Boaventura de Sousa (2021), O futuro começa agora. Da pandemia à utopia.. São Paulo: Boitempo