Philosophy

Omar Rivera

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Areas of expertise

Latin American Philosophy, Decolonial Philosophy, Race and Ethnicity, Political Philosophy, Aesthetics, 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy



Education

PhD, Penn State University 2007
BA, St. John's College 1999

Positions

Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Southwestern University
December 31, 1969 - present

Chair of the Race and Ethnicity Studies Minor
Southwestern University
December 31, 1969 - present

Courses: Summer 2014

Aesthetics

Research

Currently my research focuses on (i) the intersection of world revolutionary agencies, aesthetics and ethics in the work of José Carlos Mariátegui, (ii) a critical engagement with Dussel's materialist ethics of liberation and (iii) the encounter between Western philosophy and non-Western philosophies as the result of coloniality, particularly in terms of forms of cultural, social and political liberation and resistance.