Global Virtual School 2021 – Decolonization of European Sociology

Global Virtual School 2021 – Decolonization of European Sociology

In GVS 2021, we delve into the process of decolonizing European sociology, challenging its colonial and ethnocentric perspectives to foster global understanding.

Decolonizing European Sociology: Unveiling Global Perspectives

In Decolonizing European Sociology builds on the work challenging the androcentric, colonial and ethnocentric perspectives eminent in mainstream European sociology by identifying and describing the processes at work in its current critical transformation. This volume aims to read sociology against its revealing and disposing of its conventional European genealogy of thought and exposing its very national boundaries as limited perimeter to knowledge which are undoubtedly are global interconnections. Europe is considered as enduring center, as subject of sociological production, on the one hand and as main point of departure, as object of theory-building, on the other. However, Europe is basically a product of its colonial and imperial legacies, reflected in the discipline of sociology. Here, the chief aim is to “provincialize” deconstruct and de-center Europe. This means confronting European sociology with its epistemological grounds and multifaceted societal movements, questioning it as a hegemonic center.


March 3, 2021

Day 1

Professor Dr. Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez will be delivering a lecture session lasting 90 minutes, followed by a 45-minute Q&A session, starting at 1300 hours.

March 3, 2021
March 4, 2021

Day 2

Professor Dr. Manuela Boatcă will be conducting a lecture session lasting 90 minutes, along with a subsequent 45-minute Q&A session, commencing at 1300 hours.

March 4, 2021
March 5, 2021

Day 3

Professor Dr. Sérgio Costa will be hosting a session scheduled for 1300 hours, comprising a 1-hour lecture followed by a 30-minute Q&A session.

March 5, 2021

Organizing Team and Facilitators:

Mr. Pranjal Srivastava, Ms. Anika Vashisth, Ms. Niharika Raizada, Akshay, Dr. Vishnu Ramdeo, Dr. Andrea Silva-Tapia

Meet Our Speakers

Prof. Dr. Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez

Renowned sociologist specializing in global inequalities, with expertise in post/Marxist, decolonial perspectives on migration, labor, culture.

Prof. Dr. Sergio Costa

Economist turned sociologist specializing in social movements, democratization, anti-racism, and cosmopolitanism, with a focus on Latin America.

Prof. Dr. Manuela Boatcă,

An esteemed sociologist specializing in macrosociology, leading the Global Studies Program, with a background in literature, focusing on historical and comparative sociology.