A border separates two things. Its existence is inseparable from both the power that sustains it and the possibility of its transgression. In recent years the relationship between borders—symbolic, political and geographical—and state power has taken on a special significance in the public arena. Transgression, an ambivalent term, encompasses diverse ideas from resistance against oppression to the erosion of institutions on behalf of authoritarianism or corporate profit. Analyzing borders & power must take this ambivalence into account.
This academic conference will bring together graduate students from across the world and disciplines for a discussion on Borders, power and transgression in Latin America and the Iberian World.