Notable Achievements

Omar Rivera, assistant professor of philosophy and chair of the Race and Ethnicity Studies Minor, presented a paper titled “Cataclysmic Potency in Inka Stonework” as part of the Mike Ryan Lecture Series in Philosophy at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta, Ga., April 24.

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Expertise

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

Omar Rivera received his PhD from Penn State University in 2007 and his BA from St. John’s College in 1999. 

  • Omar Rivera received his PhD from Penn State University in 2007 and his BA from St. John’s College in 1999. 

  • Currently my research focuses on (i) the intersection of world revolutionary agencies, aesthetics and ethics in the work of Jose Carlos Mariategui, (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.