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.
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.