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 are invited to submit their studies for consideration for publication in a special issue of Latin American Literary Review. The journal is now published online and open access as part of the Latin American Research Commons at Ubiquity Press. The editors of the special issue will be Gail Bulman, Beth Jörgensen, Oscar Pérez Hernández, and Anindita Banerjee. We are looking for public-facing work, and are flexible on length–anywhere between 3,000 and 9,000 word studies are welcome. Since the journal is online, the articles can include images (if you hold the copyright, or can show the right to publish them) and sound. 
Please submit your contributions to the journal through its online portal by March 15, 2021:  https://www.lalrp.net
We are planning on an August 2021 release.

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)