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Don Thomas Deere

Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy


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BA Cornell University
MA Depaul University
PHD Depaul University

Don Thomas Deere

Don Thomas Deere works in the areas of Latinx and Latin American Philosophy, Critical Philosophy of Race, Decolonial Philosophy, and 20th Century Continental Philosophy. His work has been published in venues such as the Journal of World Philosophies, Inter-American Journal of Philosophy, Oxford Bibliographies in Latino Studies, and Decolonizing Ethics: The Critical Theory of Enrique Dussel. In his book, The Invention of Order: On the Coloniality of Space, which is under contract with Duke University Press, he argues that modernity is rooted in techniques of emptying and ordering the space of the Americas. These techniques define and hierarchize spaces in new ways while racializing populations through dispossession, abyssal uprooting, and disciplinary control. He is the co-translator of Santiago Castro-Gómez’s Zero-Point Hubris: Science, Race, and Enlightenment in 18th Century Latin America (Rowman & Littlefield International, 2021). Deere is also co-editing a collection of important untranslated radical Latin American thinkers, tentatively titled Latin American Marxisms: Challenges to Modernity


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