Universidade de Granada atribui honoris causa a Boaventura de Sousa Santos
University of Granada awards honoris causa to Boaventura de Sousa Santos
In a solemn academic event, presided over by Dean Pilar Aranda Ramírez, which took place at the Crucero Bajo of the Hospital Real, on Friday, June 3, at 11:30 am, the University of Granada appointed the new "Doctor Honoris Causa" Professor Boaventura de Sousa Santos:
The honorary distinction now awarded to this scholar joins those already conferred by McGill University (Canada), University of Brasília, Federal University of Mato Grosso, Federal University of Sergipe, Federal University of Ouro Preto, La Salle University, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Federal University/Catholic University of Pelotas, State University of Maranhão, Federal University of Pernambuco/Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (Brazil), Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Universidad de Córdoba and Universidad de La Plata (Argentina), Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico), University of A Coruña (Spain), University of Roskilde (Denmark) and Universidad de Costa Rica (Costa Rica), Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Peru) and Paris 8 University (France).
Boaventura de Sousa Santos is a professor in Sociology of Law at Yale University, a retired professor at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Coimbra and a distinguished legal scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was also a global legal scholar at the University of Warwick and a visiting professor at Birkbeck College, University of London. He directed the ALICE research project - Strange mirrors, unforeseen lessons: defining for Europe a new way of sharing experiences with the world, a project funded by the European Research Council (ERC), one of the most prestigious and competitive international research funding of excellence in European space.
He is director emeritus of the Center for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra (CES-UC) and scientific coordinator of the Permanent Observatory of Justice (OPJ).