Border Environments

Welcome to Border Environments, a 2020 online conference. On this website you will find all the presentations from our panelists and recordings of our synchronous discussions.

Collaborators on the Border Environments project have published their contributions in a special Summer 2021 issue of Latin American Literary Review. It can be found at the journal’s Ubiquity Press site  https://www.lalrp.net
Or at the journal’s blog page: https://lalr.website/issue-87-full-pdf/

Sept. 14 Materialities

Panelists: Alejandra BronfmanPaul Humphrey, Natalie Monticello, and Georgina Whittingham.

Sept. 29 Communities

Panelists: Zachary Grobe, Beth Jörgensen, Milton Loayza, and Matías Borg Oviedo.

Oct. 14 (In)Security

Panelists: Gail Bulman, Ilka Kressner, Carmen Serrano, and Oscar A. Pérez.

Oct. 29 Infrastructures

Panelists: John Kennedy and Emily Vázquez Enríquez.

November 13 Waste

Panelists: Hannah Cole, Micah McKay, and Rachel Whalen.

access the presentations and discussions here:






Our sponsors
  • CNY Humanities Corridor
  • Department of Comparative Literature, Cornell University
  • Latina/o Studies Program, Cornell University
Our inspiration

“Nature is fluid; walls are not.”

Margaret Wild, Scientific American

our Organizers

This is conference is organized by Professors Anindita Banerjee (Cornell University) and Debra A. Castillo (Cornell University)