Agustin Lao-Montes has a PhD in Sociology from the State University of New York at Binghamton. His fields of specialty include: world-historical sociology and globalization, political sociology (especially social movements, & sociology of state and nationalism), social identities & social inequalities, sociology of race and ethnicity, urban sociology/community-universit partnerships, African Diaspora and Latino Studies, sociology of culture and cultural sudies, and contemporary theory and postcolonial critique.
Selected Publications and Research
- Mambo Montage: The Latinization of New York City edited volume,co-editor with Arlene Davila), Columbia University Press, 2001.
- Technofuturos: Critical Interventions on Latino Studies. (volume co-edited with Nancy Mirabal, to be published 2007).
- Global Hegemony, States, and Antisystemic Movements: Politics and the Political in the Late Modern World-System. (volume co-edited with Joya Misra, to be published 2007).
- World-Cities and World-Regions: New Constellations of Political, Economic, and Cultural Power. (volume co-edited with Ramon Grosfoguel, to be published 2007).
- “Latin American Area Studies and Latino Ethnic Studies: Epistemological and Political Challenges,” in Immanuel Wallerstein and Richard Lee, ed.
- Overcoming the Two Cultures: Science versus the Humanities in the Modern World-System. Paradigm Press, 2005.
- “Afro-Latina Difference and the Politics of Decolonization”in Grosfoguel Ramon et al, ed. Latinos in the World-System. Paradigm Press, 2005.
- “De-Calibanizing Caribbean Rationalities” C.L.R. James Journal. Vol 10, No. 1, Winter 2005.
- “Islands at the Crossroads: Puerto Rican-ess traveling between the translocal nation and the global city” in Puerto Rican Jam: Rethinking Nationalism and Colonialism. Frances Negron and Ramon Grosfoguel, ed., University of Minnesota, 1997.
- “Resources of Hope: Imagining the Young Lords and the Politics of Memory.” CENTRO, Winter 1995.
- “For an Analytics of the Coloniality of Power” in Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, forthcoming (2007).
- “Decolonial Moves: En-Gendering African Diasporas,” Cultural Studies, forthcoming (2007).
- “The 1898 Spanish-Cuban-American-Filipino War: Clashing Hegemonies and Contending Occidentalisms” in Morana, Mabel et al Coloniality at Large, forthcoming (2006).