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 perceived, conceived, 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 Crosson, UT Austin, Religious Studies, “Between Trinidad and Venezuela”
Fernando Limón Aguirre, ECOSUR, “Territorialities and transborder dynamics of the chuj and q'anjob'al peoples.”