University of Witwatersrand

Dilip Menon

Breakthrough 2021 Social Sciences and Humanities Winner 2021 Social Sciences and Humanities Breakthrough 2021 Breakthrough Social Sciences and Humanities Jury Social Sciences and Humanities Jury 2022 2021 Winner 2021 Speaker Winner Breakthrough Day Social Sciences and Humanities

Currently the Mellon Chair in Indian Studies at the University of Witwatersrand, Dilip Menon was educated at Delhi, Oxford and Cambridge. He is a historian of ideas and his research focuses on oceanic histories and epistemologies of the global south. He has worked collaboratively with scholars from Africa, Asia, and Latin America to develop a conceptual vocabulary for the social sciences from traditions of intellection in these spaces. He works with the idea of paracoloniality; of what always exceeded the colonial encounter in the making of the modern world.

Dilip Menon’s latest publications include Elementary Aspects of the Political: Histories from the Global South, Ocean as Method: Thinking with the Maritime, Changing Theory: Concepts from the Global South, and Walking on Water: Globalization and History.

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Events with Dilip Menon

Mon | Nov 08, 2021 | 03.00 PM - 05.00 PM Berlin Time

Falling Walls Circle – VolkswagenStiftung Symposium for Breakthroughs in Social Sciences and Humanities

Tue | Nov 09, 2021 | 11.00 AM - 11.25 AM Berlin Time

Falling Walls Breakthrough Conversation with Dilip Menon

Tue | Nov 09, 2021 | 02.45 PM - 03.00 PM Berlin Time

Breaking the Wall to a Paracolonial Paradigm