Humanities and the Border: Transforming Our Understanding of the US-Mexico Borderlands Region

Hosted by the Mellon Foundation
Cross-Border Environmental Commons (Estudio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman via Art Papers)

From community centers in low-income neighborhoods in San Diego and Tijuana to new spaces for Indigenous storytelling in the borderlands of Arizona, humanities scholars, students, and artists today are drawing inspiration from the US-Mexico borderlands region as the complex, creative, and collaborative region that it has long been. Though frequently cast as a place of crisis and separation, the border region fuels deep resilience and vibrant new thinking about cross-cultural community engagement, environmental justice, higher learning, and artistic interpretations of our shared human experience.

We hope you will join us for a discussion about the humanities and the border with Pulitzer Prize Board member Dr. Elizabeth Alexander, president of the Mellon Foundation; Teddy Cruz, professor of public culture and urbanism at the University of California, San Diego; Fonna Forman, professor of political science and founding director of the Center on Global Justice at the University of California, San Diego; and 2021 Poetry Prize winner Natalie Diaz, director of the Center for Imagination in the Borderlands at Arizona State University.

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The panel is scheduled from 4:00-5:15 PM ET. Register here.