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.

Latest Publications

Book Chapter

Santos, Boaventura de Sousa (2022), Las lecciones de la pandemia (y qué podemos hacer al respecto), in Batthyány, Karina, Arata, Nicolás (org.), Hablemos de desigualdad (sin acostumbrarnos a ella). Buenos Aires: CLACSO/Siglo Veintiuno Editores, 19-34


Santos, Boaventura de Sousa (2022), Poscolonialismo, Descolonialidad y Epistemologías del Sur. Buenos Aires: CLACSO


Santos, Boaventura de Sousa (2022), Tesis sobre la descolonización de la historia. Buenos Aires: CLACSO