Miguel Gualdron Ramirez

Visiting Professor in Philosophy

Miguel Gualdrón Ramírez’s work focuses on the interconnection between history,politics, and aesthetics in Latin America and the Caribbean, and philosophical attempts at approaching these topics collectively. He is particularly interested in aesthetic theories and practices (such as literature and film) of this region of the world that critique colonial forms of self-understanding and self-expression and contribute to new epistemologies of resistance. His work investigates a European philosophical tradition of political thought and aesthetics as challenged by theexistence of the Americas.



PhD| DePaul University| 2019

MA| Universidad Nacional de Colombia| 2009

BA| Universidad Nacional de Colombia| 2005

Courses Taught

Oxford College of Emory University

Introduction to Ethics

Social and Political Philosophy

Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

Latin American and Caribbean Philosophy

DePaul University, Department of Philosophy

Philosophy and its issues (Introduction to Philosophy)

Philosophy and Film

Philosophy and Modern Society

Multiculturalism in the US

Sex and Gender

DePaul University, College of Education

Philosophical Issues in Education


(2019) “To ’stay where you are’ as a decolonial gesture: Glissant’s philosophy of Caribbean history in the context of Césaire and Fanon.” In Jack Daniel Webb, Rod Westmaas, Maria del Pilar Kaladeen, and William Tantam, Memory, Migration and (De)colonisation in the Caribbean and Beyond (Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London, 2019, forthcoming).

(2019) “Transversality as disruption and connection: On the possibilities and limits of using the framework of trauma in Glissant’s philosophy of Caribbean history”, in Philosophical Readings (2019), special issue “Philosophy in Colombia.” (forthcoming)

(2018) “Resistance and expanse in Nuestra América: a contemporary analysis of José Martí in light of Édouard Glissant and Gloria Anzaldúa.” in diacritics. (Vol. 46. No. 2, 2018)

(2016) “Pensar con las manos. Otra mirada a las relaciones entre arte y memoria en la obra de Óscar Muñoz” [To think with our hands. Another view at the relationships between art and memory in Óscar Muñoz’s works], in Resistencias al olvido. Memoria y arte en Colombia. Ediciones UniandesBogotá, 2016., pp. 49-78


(2019) “L’antillanité as Poetics of Caribbean Spatiality.” SPEP. Pittsburg, PA (USA)

(2019) “The promise of Manumission: externality and deferral of liberation in Colombia (1810-1852).” Philosophies of Liberation Encuentro. CASA 0101 and Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA (USA)

(2019) “Ruptures of/with History: Two Novels by Édouard Glissant.” American Conparative Literature Association, Georgetown, Washington, DC. (USA)

(2018) “Common Places: Archipelagic and Continental Thoughts on Interdisplinarity”. Colloque GLISSANT « L’éclat et l’obscur », Fort-de-France (Martinique)

(2018) “Remarks to Mark Alznauer’s ‘Poetic Theodicy in Wordsworth and Hegel.’” Chicago Area Consortium in German Philosophy Workshop, German Philosophical Aesthetics, DePaul University, Chicago (USA).

(2017) “Un comienzo abisal de las Antillas: Historia y poética en el pensamiento de Édouard Glissant”. Coloquio de Filosofía, Universidad de los Andes. Bogotá (Colombia)