Title

Una Herida Abierta: (Re)Theorizing the Border for Teaching and Research Today

Publication Date

4-18-2020

Document Type

Presentation

Department

English and Comparative Literature

Publication Title

American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2020 Annual Meeting

Conference Location

San Francisco, CA

Abstract

The border is an issue at the center of U.S. social and political discourse in the current moment, yet in our experience as teacher educators we have been troubled by both the absence of meaningful classroom discourse on the border since the 2016 election, and the undertheorized nature of the concept when such discussions do take place. We seek to address this phenomenon by returning to the border as a site of theory. In particular, we’re interested in investigating how newly theorizing the border in a way that engages the concept’s affective dimensions in curriculum and discourse could be useful to educators and education researchers attempting to respond to the problematic rhetoric of the present.

Comments

This conference was cancelled.

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