Borders and Immigration: Then and Now

Thursday, May 17, 2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Haines Hall Dept Room - - Chicano Studies Res Ctr Library Rm 144


See below for additional information.


Free and open to the public.


Chicano Studies Research Center
(310) 825-2363


Additional Information

This panel will discuss and interrogate the historical policies, legacies, and discourses of borders and immigration in our contemporary moment. How has the border and immigration centered racialized spaces as signifiers that make unsanctioned action legible as criminal?

This roundtable will look at history but also focus on current border and immigration discourse in relation to gender, sexuality, and medicine.


  • Francisco J. Galarte, Assistant Professor of Gender and Women's Studies at University of Arizona
  • Armando García, Assistant Professor of English at University of California, Riverside
  • Bernadine Hernández, Assistant Professor of American Literary Studies at University of New Mexico and UCLA Institute of American Cultures Visiting Scholar at the CSRC
  • Chris Perreira, Assistant Professor of American Studies and Latina/o Studies at University of Kansas and UCLA CSRC
  • Ford Postdoctoral Fellow Yosimar Reyes, poet, educator, performance artist

A reception will follow the discussion.

This event is organized by the CSRC and co-sponsored by the UCLA Institute of American Cultures, the UCLA Latin American Institute, the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, and the Department of English.