Rolando Vázquez is Associate Professor of Sociology and Diversity Fellow at University College Roosevelt. Since 2009, he coordinates the annual Middelburg Decolonial Summer School together with Walter Mignolo. He co-authored the report of the Diversity Commission of the University of Amsterdam in 2016 under the direction of Gloria Wekker. He founded the initiative CRIDE (Critical Decoloniality) for sharing of decolonial practices among academic and cultural institutions. Through his work he seeks to develop practices of thinking and learning that transgress the dominant frameworks of Western epistemology and aesthesis. His forthcoming (2020) book with the Mondriaan Fund Vistas of Modernity focuses on decolonial aesthesis and functions as an archeology of the white gaze.