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Quijano in August 2015

Aníbal Quijano (17 November 1928–31 May 2018) was a Peruvian sociologist and humanist thinker. He was born in Yungay, Peru. He was known for having developed the concept of "coloniality of power".[1] His body of work has been influential in the fields of decolonial studies and critical theory.

Quijano died on 31 May 2018 at the age of 90.[2]


  1. Moraña, Mabel; Dussel, Enrique D.; Jáuregui, Carlos A. (2008). Coloniality at Large: Latin America and the Postcolonial Debate. Duke University Press. pp. 280–283. ISBN 9780822341697 . Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  2. Falleció el sociólogo Aníbal Quijano