Rolando Vázquez is assistant professor of Sociology at University College Roosevelt of Utrecht University in The Netherlands. His research circles around three interdisciplinary topics: ‘postcolonial thinking’, ‘visual social experience’ and the ‘critique of modern time’. His work brings together a variety of fields such as: critical theory, continental philosophy, post-structuralism, decolonial thinking, visual studies and aesthetics. He has written about Coloniality, Modernity, the Critique of Modern Time and Photography.
“This project dovetails with my own ongoing research agenda of bringing to dialogue the European Critique of Modernity with Latin American and Caribbean decolonial thinking. The task of a dialogue between Latin America and Europe, as I see it, is necessary for extending the critique of modern forms of hegemony and thus, for opening up a space of epistemic justice where ‘other knowledges‘ can thrive”.