Rita Segato

Visiting Research Scholar and Visiting Lecturer, Program in Latin American Studies

RITA SEGATO (Ph.D., Queen's University Belfast). Segato is an emeritus professor of anthropology and the graduate programs in bioethics and human rights at the University of Brasilia. She is currently professor of the virtual seminar, Race, Gender and Rights from the Perspective of Coloniality, and coordinator of a specialized course in Afro-Latin American and Caribbean studies, at the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO) in Buenos Aires.  She has been a visiting researcher and has taught postgraduate seminars at numerous academic institutions in the United States, Europe, and Latin America.  For two consecutive years, 2017 and 2018, the Spanish news agency EsGlobal included Segato among the most influential Ibero-American intellectuals. In 2018, she received the Latin American and Caribbean Social Science Prize CLACSO 50 years. She has served as Aníbal Quijano Chair at the Museo Reina Sofía of Madrid since 2018. In 2019, the National University of San Martín-UNSAM in Argentina created the Cátedra Rita Segato de Pensamiento Incómodo (Rita Segato Chair of Uneasy Thinking) and there was a session dedicated to a conversation with Rita Segato at the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Congress. While at Princeton, Segato will translate into English her article-guide for reading the work of the Latin American thinker Aníbal Quijano and she will also continue researching and writing an essay that analyzes civilizational projects, which is rooted on environment and landscape and, rejects universal references of epistemic, monetary and affective equivalencies. In spring 2022 she will teach an upper level seminar, LAS 420 Coloniality of Power: A Gender Perspective, which will will draw on Anibal Quijano's work and explore themes of race and gender in Latin America.

This spring she will be teaching LAS 420/ GSS 458/ SPA 420/ ANT 423 Coloniality of Power: A Gender Perspective.