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 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 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. His most recent project - ALICE: Leading Europe to a New Way of Sharing the World Experiences - is 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. The project was initiated in July 2011 and will continue for the next five years. He 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.

Latest Publications


Santos, Boaventura de Sousa (2018), Esquerdas do mundo, uni-vos!. São Paulo: Boitempo


Santos, Boaventura de Sousa (2017), Decolonising the University. The Challenge of Deep Cognitive Justice. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing


Santos, Boaventura de Sousa; Mendes, José Manuel (orgs.) (2017), Demodiversidade. Imaginar novas possibilidades democráticas. Coimbra: Edições 70