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3 Birkbeck L. Rev. 13 (2015)
Decolonising Epistemologies, Politicising Rights: An Interview with Eduardo Mandieta

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Interview: Eduardo Mendieta


             Decolonising Epistemologies,
             Politicising   Rights:   An   Interview with
             Eduardo Mendieta

             ENRIQUE PRIETO-RIOS AND KOJO
             KORAM*


THE  BIRKBECK LAW REVIEW: Professor Mendieta, thank you for
leading a seminar at Birkbeck School of Law. In the seminar we had
the opportunity to discuss some of your work, including your essays
'Globalization, Cosmopolitics, Decoloniality: Politics for/of the
Anthropocene', and  'Interspecies Cosmopolitanism', among others.
Could you  say something about the ideas in these texts that led you
to choose them for our discussion?


EDUARDO MENDIETA:' Before I answer your question let me
begin by  thanking Kojo  and  Enrique for all the organising, co-
ordinating, and promotions that you did for the seminar. It certainly
would  not  have been  so successful without your  efforts. I also
wanted  to thank all the participants of the seminar over the two days
I was at the Birkbeck School of Law. I was very honoured to have
been invited by Professor Guardiola-Rivera to hold a seminar  de-
voted to my work. It was a wonderful occasion for me both profes-
sionally and philosophically.
Now,  when   Professor Guardiola-Rivera invited me to  organise a
seminar  on my  work,  he asked me  to send  him some  texts that

* PhD Law candidates, Birkbeck, University of London. Special thanks to Paddy
McDaid  for facilitating the interview.
Professor of philosophy, and chair of the department of philosophy, State
University of New York, Stony Brook. Author of The Adventures of
Transcendental Philosophy (Rowman & Littlefield 2002) and Global Fragments:
Globalizations, Latinamericanisms, and Critical Theory (SUNY Press 2007). Co-
editor with Jonathan VanAntwerpen of The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere
(Columbia University Press 2011), with Craig Calhoun and Jonathan
VanAntwerpen of Habermas and Religion (Polity 2013), and with Stuart Elden of
Reading Kant's Geography (SUNY Press 2011). His most recently finished book is
titled The Philosophical Animal, and will be published by SUNY Press in 2015.


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