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Jose Mauricio Domingues University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

José Mauricio Domingues obtained a PhD in Sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was previously a visiting scholar in several universities, in Argentina, Britain, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Israel, Mexico and Spain. He currently teaches at the Institute of Social and Political Studies at the Rio de Janeiro State University (IESP-UERJ), Brazil. Domingues is a member of the board of ISA RC16 (Sociological Theory) and ISA WG02 (Historical and Comparative Sociology). He is also author of several books on sociological theory and modernity, including: Global Modernity, Development, and Contemporary Civilization: towards a Renewal of Critical Theory (New York/London: Routledge, 2012); Latin American and Contemporary Modernity: a Sociological Interpretation (New York/London: Routledge, 2008); Modernity Reconstructed (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2006); Social Creativity, Collective Subjectivity and Contemporary Modernity (Basingstoke: Macmillan Press and New York: Saint Martin’s Press/Palgrave, 2000) and Sociological Theory and Collective Subjectivity (Basingstoke: Macmillan Press and New York: Saint Martin’s Press/Palgrave, 2000) .