Diego von Vacano: "Racial Identity in Hispanic/Latin American Thought: The Republican Tradition"
Wed, April 25, 2007 • 12:00 PM • BAT 5.102
Speaker: Diego von Vacano, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Texas AandM University.Dr. Diego von Vacano is the author of The Art of Power: Machiavelli, Nietzsche and the Making of Aesthetic Political Theory ((Lexington Books/Rowman and Littlefield), and "Race and Political Theory," in Race or Ethnicity? On Black and Latino Identity (Cornell University Press). His teaching and research interests are in political philosophy and the history of political thought. He is especially interested in modern European and Latin American political theory. His current research focuses on the problem of racial identity in relation to citizenship in the Hispanic tradition, focusing on the themes of Empire, Nation, and Cosmopolis in various thinkers. Dr. von Vacano's other areas of interest are the politics of democratization in Latin America (especially Bolivia), and the ethics of immigration policy in developed democracies.