THE CONFLUENCENTER FOR CREATIVE INQUIRY HAS AWARDED TWO TEAMS OF FACULTY MEMBERS A TOTAL OF $30,000.
Two teams with a total of 12 faculty members represented from the University of Arizona Colleges of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social and Behavioral Sciences recently were awarded $30,000 to initiate projects focusing on border issues.
Transfrontera: Movements, Community and Identity in the Américas
This project will bring together interdisciplinary scholars whose work critically examines the material and symbolic manifestations of borders. By centering on the concept of borderlands, Transfrontera is making an intentional appeal to scholarship that attends to the violence and inequality that borders perpetuate, or what Gloria Anzaldúa called "una herida abierta" (an open wound). It also speak to the creativity, solidarities and utopias that are possible when communities come together in the "third space," generally understood to be libraries, cafes, parks and other public spaces.
Team members include Anita Huizar-Hernandez and Lillian Gorman assistant professors in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and Michelle Téllez and Maurice Rafael Magaña assistant professors of Mexican-American studies.