Arturo Escobar

Arturo Escobar

Arturo Escobar is Kenan Professor of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a Research Associate with the Culture, Memory, and Nation group at Universidad del Valle, Cali. His research interests include political ecology; ontological design; and the anthropology of development, social movements, and technoscience. Over the past twenty-five years, he has worked closely with several Afro-Colombian social movements, particularly the Process of Black Communities (PCN). He is author of such books as Encountering Development: The Making and Unmaking of the Third World; Territories of Difference: Place, Movements, Life, Redes; and Designs for the Pluriverse: Radical Interdependence, Autonomy, and the Making of Worlds. He holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.

GTI Contributions
Transcending Modernity
GTI Forum

February 2021

The Global Doesn't Exist
GTI Forum

Contribution to GTI Forum Think Globally, Act Locally?

August 2019

Roundtable contribution on Feminism and Revolution - Arturo Escobar
Contribution to GTI Roundtable Feminism and Revolution

June 2018

Challenging colonization and patriarchy requires a recommunalizing politics and a respect for the radical interconnectedness of all life.

Farewell to Development

February 2018

The alter-globalization mantra of “a world where many worlds fit” has inspired new organizing and thinking across Latin America. Leading “post-development” theorist Arturo Escobar surveys this fight for pluralism and justice.

Roundtable contribution on Global Government - Arturo Escobar
Contribution to GTI Roundtable Global Government

October 2017

Incorporating insights stemming from grassroots struggle can infuse global governance frameworks with a more radical, and promising, political edge.