Miguel Gualdrón Ramírez holds a B.A. and M.A. in philosophy from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and. Ph.D. from DePaul University (Chicago). His research and teaching focuses on questions of philosophy of race, social and political philosophy, and aesthetics in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx contexts, in a philosophical attempt at approaching these themes collectively. He is particularly interested in aesthetic theories and practices (such as literature and film) of these regions of the world that elucidate and critique colonial, racial constructions, forms of self-understanding and self-expression, and contribute to new epistemologies of resistance. His work investigates as well a European, philosophical underpinning of racialized conceptions about politics, history and aesthetics as challenged by the existence of the Americas, and the thought and lived-experiences of its peoples. He is currently working on two book manuscripts entitled Decolonial Aesthetics: Theory and Praxis from the Americas and Fundamentals of Anti-Blackness in Latin American Thought.
Professor Gualdrón Ramírez was recently awarded the prize for Best Submission by a Junior Scholar by the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP) Conference for the paper: "Antiblackness in Latin American Thought: Two Versions of the Mestizo Model." In addition to publications in national and international journals and collections (https://unt.academia.edu/MiguelGualdrón), he has been invited to give lectures and participate in dialogues and academic panels at the University of Paris 8 (France), University of Toronto (Canada), Institute of Postcolonial Studies (Australia), Universidad de los Andes (Colombia), The Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame (USA), University of Texas at Dallas (USA), The Center for Feminist Research at the University of Southern California (USA), among others.