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SantosBoaventura de Sousa Santos is 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. He has been awarded several prizes, most recently the Science and Technology Prize of Mexico, 2010, and the Kalven Jr. Prize of the Law and Society Association, 2011.
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.
Boaventura de Sousa Santos has published widely on globalization, sociology of law and the state, epistemology, democracy, and human rights in Portuguese, Spanish, English, Italian, French, German, and Chinese.

 

PonzanesiSandra Ponzanesi is Professor in Gender and Postcolonial Studies, Department of Media and Culture Studies/Graduate Gender Programme, Utrecht University and Head of Humanities at Utrecht University College, the Netherlands. Among her interests is the reception of the postcolonial field in relation to the cultural industry, the understanding of the notion of Europe from a postcolonial perspective, postcolonial cinema studies, and the exploration of digital literacies of migrants in transnational contexts.
She is the author of Paradoxes of Post-colonial Culture (Suny, 2004) and The Postcolonial Cultural Industry (Palgrave, 2014). She is also editor of Gender, Globalisation and Violence. Postcolonial Conflict Zones (Routledge, 2014) and co-editor of Migrant Cartographies (Lexington Books, 2005), Postcolonial Cinema Studies (Routledge, 2011), Deconstructing Europe (Routledge, 2011) and Postcolonial Transitions in Europe. Contexts, Practices and Politics (Rowman and Littlefield, forthcoming) with Gianmaria Colpani. She has also guest edited several special issues: 'Postcolonial Europe: Transcultural and Multidisciplinary Perspectives', Social Identities. Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture (17:1, 2011); 'Digital Crossings in Europe', Crossings: Journal of Migration and Culture (4:2, 2014) and 'The Point of Europe', Interventions, International Journal of Postcolonial Studies (forthcoming).

Keynotes MezzadraSandro Mezzadra teaches political theory at the University of Bologna and is adjunct fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society of the University of Western Sydney. He has been visiting professor and research fellow in several places, including Humboldt Universität (Berlin), Duke University, Fondation Maison des sciences de l'homme (Paris), University of Ljubljana, FLACSO Ecuador, and UNSAM (Buenos Aires). In the last decade his work has particularly centered on the relations between globalization, migration and citizenship as well as on postcolonial theory and criticism. He is an active participant in the 'post-workerist' debate. Among his books: Diritto di fuga. Migrazioni, cittadinanza, globalizzazione (The right to escape: Migration, citizenship, globalization, ombre corte, 2006), La condizione postcoloniale. Storia e politica nel presente globale (The postcolonial condition: History and politics in the global present, ombre corte, 2008) and Nei cantieri marxiani. Il soggetto e la sua produzione (In the Marxian Workshops.The subject and its Production, Manifestolibri, 2014). With Brett Neilson he is the author of Border as Method, or, the Multiplication of Labor (Duke University Press, 2013).

 

i luoghi del convegno

Mercoledì 18 febbraio

Archivio antico, Palazzo Bo, Università di Padova

Via VIII Febbraio, 2


Giovedì 19 febbraio e venerdì 20 febbraio

Aula Cal 2, Palazzo Maldura, Università di Padova

Via Beato Pellegrino, 1