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George Ciccariello-Maher

Visiting Scholar of Decolonizing Humanities and Modern Languages and Literatures

Office: Washington Hall 236
Phone: 757-221-3635
Email: gjcm@protonmail.com

Research Interests

Latin America, Venezuela, Decolonial theory, social mobilization,  classical and radical political theory, critical race theory, ethnic studies.


George Ciccariello-Maher is Visiting Scholar of Decolonizing Humanities and Modern Languages and Literature at William & Mary.  As well as being the inaugural Visiting Scholar of Decolonizing Humanities Project  for 2019-2020, he is also ongoing Visiting Scholar at New York University's Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. Prof. Ciccariello-Maher has taught previously at Drexel University, San Quentin State Prison, and the Venezuelan School of Planning in Caracas, and has been a Distinguished Lecturer at Texas A&M University, a Visiting Fellow at the University of Auckland and a Visiting Researcher at the Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). Prof. Ciccariello-Maher is co-editor of the Duke University Press book series Radical Américas. He has published numberous book chapters and articles, which have appeared in journals such as South Atlantic Quarterly, Qui Parle, Journal of Black Studies, and Historical Materialism, and has translated books by Enrique Dussel, Maurizio Lazzarato, and, currently, Santiago Castro-Gómez. He is also author of three books: We Created Chávez: A People's History of the Venezuelan Revolution (2013); Building the Commune: Radical Democracy in Venezuela (2016); and Decolonizing Dialectics (2017). Currently, Prof. Ciccariello-Maher is working on two books: The Cunning of Decolonization (2020) and A World Without Police (2021).