Educator and intellectual-militant long involved in processes of
social and decolonial transformation. In the United States, Catherine Walsh worked closely with Latin American, Caribbean, Asian, and African
communities and taught at the University of Massachusetts (1984–1995). Over the last three decades, she has accompanied struggles throughout Latin American, including Ecuadorian Indigenous and Black social movements at their request, and until her recent retirement, was professor, director of the doctoral program in Latin American Cultural Studies at the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar in Ecuador, and coordinator of the Afro-Andean Documentary Fund, the largest archive of Black collective memory in Latin America. She has been an invited professor and speaker in five continents, and is the author of more than 300 publications in various languages.