Dr. Michelle Téllez is an Associate Professor in the department of Mexican American Studies at the University of Arizona. Her public and academic scholarship focuses on transnational community formations, mothering, and gendered migration along the U.S./Mexico border. She has a long history in grassroots organizing projects, digital media and community-based arts and performance.
This talk offers an alternative mapping and framing of the U.S./Mexico border through the documentation and analysis of feminist projects in the borderlands. I use these examples to ask how we can imagine the borderlands as a space of feminist resistance, conviviality, agency, and creative community building, one that differs from the rhetoric of invasion, crime, insecurity, violence and illegality that is popularized in the media.
Refreshments will be provided.
Co-sponsored by Chicano Latino Student Affairs (CLSA) and the Intercollegiate Department of Chicanx Latinx Studies