Latin America and the Caribbean are rich with cultural, linguistic, and geographic diversity which has historically made and continues to make the region an object of prolific scholarly study. Produced within this diversity are the boundaries between nations, languages, ethnic/racial identities, ecologies, and geographies. Borders are confronted as people move across regions, navigate between cultures, and communicate with others around the world; global capital crosses national borders, redefines local economies, and produces labor migrations; geographical landscapes shift as land becomes deforested or protected. These various “border encounters” highlight the ways in which borders can both restrain and liberate the objects, people, or ideas that face them.
LAGO invites graduate scholars across disciplines to submit abstracts exploring the notion of borders in Latin America and the Caribbean. LAGO encourages participants to interpret this theme broadly. We invite submissions in English and other languages of Latin America and the Caribbean regions.
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