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 aims to bring together graduate students from across the world for a discussion on Borders, power and transgression in Latin America and the Iberian World. We welcome papers and presentations from different disciplines across the social and natural sciences, the humanities, and the arts that address the theme of borders, broadly understood.