Gilberto Rosas is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Latina/o Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and author of
New Border Imaginaries
Fiamma Montezemolo engages in a dialogue with public intellectual and anthropologist Néstor García Canclini to reflect on the conceptual work that emerged during the 1980s out of his encounter with the border city of Tijuana, a city that he famously labeled the “laboratory of post-modernity” in his classic book Hybrid Cultures: Strategies for Entering and Leaving Modernity (1995).
Rosa-Linda Fregoso’s impressionistic essay draws on her memories, notes, and reflections of her years of work as cultural worker and witness of the femicides that plagued Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Kelly Lytle Hernández explores the rise of the criminal justice and immigration control systems that frame the caste of outsiders. Reaching back to the forgotten origins of immigration control during the era of Black emancipation, this chapter highlights the deep and allied inequities rooted in the rise of immigration control and mass incarceration.