Una Herida Abierta: (Re)Theorizing the Border for Teaching and Research Today
English and Comparative Literature
American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2020 Annual Meeting
San Francisco, CA
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.
Scott Jarvie, Avner Segall, and William Gaudelli. "Una Herida Abierta: (Re)Theorizing the Border for Teaching and Research Today" American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2020 Annual Meeting (2020).