Alejandro A Vallega

Alejandro A Vallega

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Twentieth Century European Philosophy and Latin American Thought, Institut für Philosophie Universität Wien,Vienna, Austria

Alejandro is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Univeristy of Oregon. He is working on the articulation of a decolonial poietics or decolonial aesthetic thought. This takes his work further on aesthetics and philosophy, on decolonizing consciousness, and on simultaneous asymmetric temporalities and the configuration of consciousness, intersubjectivity and singular identities out of dynamic pluriversal origins. In doing so he explores Latin American philosophy and thought, indigenous and popular thinking in Latin America, Caribbean thought, and their European, African, and Islamic influences. He is author of: Heidegger and the Issue of Space: Thinking On Exilic Grounds (Penn State Press, American and Continental Philosophy Series, 2003.), Sense and Finitude: Encounters at the Limits of Art, Language, and the Political (Contemporary Continental Philosophy Series, SUNY Press, 2009.), Latin American Philosophy from Identity to Radical Exteriority (Indiana University Press, Spring 2014).