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Edwards Lecture: Post-Pandemic Scenarios

Annual Edwards Lecture


This lecture is co-sponsored by Woodsworth College.

Please join us on February 10th for the 22nd Annual John Ll. J Edwards Memorial Lecture,

Post-Pandemic Scenarios: A view from the perspective of the epistemologies of the South

Delivered by Professor Boaventura de Sousa Santos (University of Coimbra, Portugal) 

Abstract: I have been arguing in favor of the epistemologies of the south, a new epistemological paradigm aiming at bringing about global cognitive justice (lastly, The End of Cognitive Empire, Duke University Press 2018). In light of this epistemological stance, I identify and evaluate three possible scenarios in the period of intermittent pandemic we are entering now.

Boaventura de Sousa Santos is Professor of Sociology, University of Coimbra (Portugal), and Distinguished Legal Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He earned an LL.M and J.S.D. from Yale University and holds the Degree of Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa, by McGill University.

The annual Edwards Memorial lecture is delivered in honour of the Centre’s founder, Professor John Ll. J. Edwards. The lecture is presented by the Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies and Woodsworth College, University of Toronto.