Research

I am interested in epistemic decolonization, philosophy of religion, critical theory, feminist thinking, and the relation between literature and philosophy. As a decolonial scholar, my work is inherently trans-disciplinary, often cutting across several disciplines, fields, and methods.

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” to rethink the modern dialectics of secularization from the specific perspective of Latin America and the Caribbean.

As a project parallel to my dissertation, I am currently editing a special issue of The CLR James Journal titled “Decolonizing Spiritualities,” that explores the relevance of spirituality to decolonization.

My publications can be found in the anthology Decolonising the University, and the journals Radical Philosophy Review, The CLR James Journal, and Political Theology.

 

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