Latino Studies | Colloquium in Latino Studies: American Borderlands, Boundaries, and Frontiers
L601 | 17884 | John Nieto-Phillips


Colloquium in Latino Studies: American Borderlands, Boundaries, and
Frontiers
Thurs, 5-7p, Ballantine Hall 335
LATS-L601 is joint listed with American Studies AMST-G620

This course will examine dynamic trends in North American
borderlands scholarship.  Not confined solely to the US-Mexico
region, “American borderlands” entail zones of contact throughout
North America which have served as boundaries and frontiers of
contestation and exchange between groups of people—including, the US-
Canadian, Pacific Northwest, U.S. South and Caribbean regions. In
recent years, scholars (of multiple disciplinary orientations) have
produced works grounded in indigenous, imperial, transnational,
inter-racial, and continental perspectives.  We’ll explore recent
monographs and articles that expand the field’s conceptual,
methodological, and disciplinary frameworks. This course will also
involve a series of visiting lectures by leading borderlands
scholars from US universities.