College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > Philosophy > Faculty > Rafael Vizcaíno
EducationPhD, Rutgers University
Rafael was educated at Rutgers University – New Brunswick and at Northwestern University. His work focuses on Latin American and Caribbean philosophy, especially
decolonial thought, and on the intersection between religion, politics, and secularization.
His current project, tentatively titled
Decolonizing the Postsecular, brings debates on epistemic decolonization to bear on theories of secularization and postsecularity as developed by figures such as Jürgen Habermas and Charles Taylor. It traces the relationship between secularism and colonization and offers an account of the modern dialectics of secularization from the perspective of Latin American and Caribbean decolonial thought. As a project parallel to Decolonizing the Postsecular, Rafael has edited a special issue of The CLR James Journal titled "Decolonizing Spiritualities," that explores the relevance of spirituality to decolonization. His publications appear in the anthology
Decolonising the University, the
APA Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy (*Winner of the American Philosophical Association’s 2020 Essay Prize in Latin American Thought*), and the following journals:
The Journal of Speculative Philosophy, Journal of World Philosophies, Comparative and Continental Philosophy, TRANSMODERNITY: Journal of Peripheral Cultural Production of the Luso-Hispanic World, The CLR James Journal,
Philosophy and Global Affairs, Radical Philosophy Review, and LÁPIZ.
Rafael is on the advisory boards for DePaul’s
Honors Program and DePaul’s
Center for Religion, Culture and Community.
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For more information, visit his website.
CV Rafael Vizcaino 2022