Research

I am a transdisciplinary scholar situated at the crossroads of philosophy, religious, literary, and ethnic studies.

My dissertation, “Decolonial Responses to Secularism from the Underside of Modernity,” investigates the relationship between secularism and colonization as theorized by contemporary Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx thinkers. In doing so, I bring together ongoing debates on secularity and postsecularity with the “decolonial turn” in theory and critique to rethink the modern dialectics of secularization from the specific perspective of Latin America and the Caribbean.

I am currently editing a special issue titled “Decolonizing Spiritualities,” that explores the relevance of spirituality to decolonization. I am also interested in broader questions concerning epistemic decolonization, philosophy of religion, feminist theory, the relation between literature and philosophy, and critical theory. My work can be found in the anthology Decolonising the University, and the journals Radical Philosophy Review, The CLR James Journal, and Political Theology.

Besides the Ford Foundation, my research has been generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, and the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy.