Events Calendar

Noelle Bridgen Lecture: "Transnational Im/mobilities and the Social Imagination of Borders"

March 15, 2018


2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The people of El Salvador have been experiencing a reordering of nation-state control over territory in two different, but inexorably linked contexts: the transnational migration corridor from Central America through Mexico and the United States, and a fragmented urban environment controlled by street gangs. Linking the lived experience of clandestine border crossings with the experience of the fragmented city, I explore variation in the social imagination of multiple borders: boundaries set by street gangs, boundaries set by nation-states, and boundaries set by gated communities. In this paper, I draw on preliminary fieldwork to outline an approach for understanding citizenship within the dual context of globalization and fragmentation.

Location

Lower level SH Stevenson Hall

Fee

free

Audience

General public/Campus community/Faculty/Students/Alumni

Website

huminst.uic.edu/ifth/events/working-groups/immigra . . .

Contact

lvavra@uic.edu
3129966352

Category

Lectures, Seminars and Meetings/Conferences and Workshops

Department

Institute for the Humanities

Calendar

Institute for the Humanities

Last updated

02-23-2018

Options

Browse

Date range or keyword

Categories