Gennaro Ascione

Gennaro Ascione (Napoli 1978) works on the epistemologies of human sciences, global historical sociology, science and modernity, global studies, non-western epistemologies, social theory, methodology of social research, decolonial and postcolonial theory at the Department of Human and Social Sciences, University of Naples, “L’Orientale".

He is research associate at many institutions, including the Center for International relations at Delhi University, the Centre for Social Theory at Warwick, Art Santa Monica, Universidad de Barcelona, Fondation Maison des sciences de l'homme, Paris, and the Fernand Braudel Center at SUNY Binghamton. He is co-founder of the global network of scholars Toward a non-Hegemonic World Sociology (UNESCO and Fondation Maison des sciences de l'homme, Paris). He is also Founder and project-manager of the International Studies Association (ISA) International Working Group (Funding Grant Programme 2016/2017) on “Conceptual and Terminological Contribution to Post-Western International Studies”; a Member of the Colonial, Postcolonial, Decolonial Working Group British International Studies Association) and of the Center for Gender and Postcolonial Studies at l’Orientale (Naples).

He has written several articles in major international journals. Among his monographs: A sud di nessun Sud. Postcolonialismo, movimenti anti-sistemici e studi decoloniali (Odoya, 2009); America latina e modernità. L’opzione decoloniale (Arcoiris, 2014); Science and the Decolonization of Social Theory: Unthinking Modernity (Palgrave-McMillan, 2016). The forthcoming Concept Formation in global Studies: Post-Western Approaches to Critical Human Knowledge. Rowman and Littlefield. He has also written novels, plays and screenplays.

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