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Latin America and the Caribbean are rich with cultural, linguistic, and geographic diversity which has historically made and continues to make the region an object of prolific scholarly study across disciplines. Produced within this diversity are the boundaries—both physical and abstract—between nations, languages, ethnic and racial identities, ecologies, and geographies. Figurative and literal borders are confronted each day as people move across regions, navigate between cultures, and communicate with others around the world; global capital crosses national borders, redefines local economies, and produces labor migrations; geographical landscapes shift as land becomes deforested or designated as protected. These various “border encounters” highlight the ways in which borders can both restrain and liberate the objects, people, or ideas that face them, a distinction that is often bound up with power and politics.
Deadline for Abstract Submissions: October 25th, 2013.
Dr. Rosanne Marion Adderley is Associate Professor of History at Tulane University. She holds a B.A. in History and Latin American Studies from Yale University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative African Diaspora History from the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Adderley arrived at Tulane in 1996 after a year as a Mendenhall Fellow at Smith College. From 1999-2000 she held a post doctoral fellowship at the Carter G. Woodson Institute at the University of Virginia. Since moving to Louisiana, Professor Adderley has also worked in several volunteer leadership positions for Amnesty International (USA).