Moderation : Eliott Ducharme, University Eiffel, IdA, CEMCA

Amarela Varela Huerta, UACM, “Immobility in the Americas. Life practices of moving people; and Death practices, or the counterinsurgency led by regional migration management. Notes from an ongoing process.”

Federico Besserer, UAM-I, “Hurried borders. A reflection on the (re)bordering of contemporary cities.”

Laurent Faret, University Paris Diderot, “Borderspace and restricted mobilities between Central and North Americas.”

Thursday, October 28, 2021
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. CST ; 17 – 19 (Paris)
Rethinking borders

(Re)Thinking borders in Central America, the Caribbean, and the Gulf Coast of the Southern United States

October 21, 28, and November 4, 2021
Rethinking borders

The Texas, Mexico, and Caribbean centers of the Institut des Amériques (IdA), and their host institutions, Texas Global, the Centro Francés de Estudios Mexicanos y Centroamericanos (CEMCA), and the Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), are hosting a virtual seminar series on Thursdays October 21, 28, and November 4, 2021, entitled

(Re)Thinking borders in Central America, the Caribbean, and the Gulf Coast of the Southern United States: Separation, Circulation, and Identification at an American crossroads.

Join scholars from around the world for an interactive three-part virtual series as we explore questions of construction and deconstruction of material and symbolical borders, in the pivotal space that links the United States, Central America, and the Caribbean. This unusual grouping will make for a unique exploration of the phenomena of border fragmentation and hybridity. Calling upon a broad theoretical understanding of borders, the seminar also invites us to think of this American crossroads as a space that is at once perceivedconceived, and lived, through a variety of cuts and junctions.

The presentations will be given in English and Spanish, with an option for direct translation offered to everyone in attendance. Registration to each event is mandatory to receive the login information. Please register here.


Session 3. Drawing the Line: Representing Identities from the Borders of the Americas     

Thursday, November 4, 2021, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. CST ;  16 – 18 (Paris)

Moderation : Gabriel Daveau, University of Lille, IdA, UT Austin, Texas Global.

Brent CrossonUT Austin, Religious Studies, “Between Trinidad and Venezuela”

Fernando Limón Aguirre, ECOSUR, “Territorialities and transborder dynamics of the chuj and q'anjob'al peoples.”