Fronteras: The Latin American Border Experience Conference

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 12:00am

Wednesday, March 30, 2014
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Linderman Library
Scheler Forum for the Humanities, Room 200
Lehigh Unversity
Free/No Registration Required
Lunch is NOT included

* Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
* Global Studies Program


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This conference includes a two-part panel centering on the concept of borders from the persepctive of both aesthetics and social analysis.

10:00am Panel 1: Border Aesthetics 
Moderator: Leticia Robles-Moreno, New York University, Performance Studies 

Utopia and sexual encounters in the Amazonian frontier: reading Roger Casement's Black Diaries
Javier Uriarte, Stony Brook University, Spanish

(Documentary) Photography and its Limits
Ángeles Donoso Macaya, CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College, Spanish

Surviving Mexico: The Central American Migrants' Journey on Film
Nanci Buiza, Swarthmore College, Spanish

Before the border, the border: México and the Central American migrant in “La fila India” by Antonio Ortuño
Miguel Pillado, Lehigh University, Spanish

1:45pm Panel 2: Border Socialities
Moderator: Bárbara Zepeda, Lehigh University, History

Whiteness, Choledad, and New Elites in Neoliberal Peru
Ulla Berg, Rutgers University, Anthropology

Deaths, (In)Visibility, and Responsibility: The Politics of Mourning at the U.S.-Mexico Border
Alexandra Delano, The New School, Global Studies/Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility
Benjamin Nienass, California State University at San Marcos, Political Science

Crafting Difference and Constructing Boundaries: A Discussion of Latin American Migration to Chile
Megan Sheehan, Lehigh University, Anthropology

A Not so Fluid Border: Race and Class in Mexico
Hugo Ceron-Anaya, Lehigh University, Sociology

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