SSC Seminar Series: Benjamin Muller

Mac-Corry Room D411 (Sociology Lounge)
12:30 - 1:30 pm

Benjamin Muller, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, King's University College and Centre for American Studies, Western University

Towards a ‘Ferocious Architecture’: preliminary reflections on the Sonoran borderlands

To what extent has the amplification of border security surveillance and identification technologies contributed to reconstructed and rearticulated architectures of borders and borderlands? How do these changes reinforce particular performances of nationhood and contribute to symbolic ruptures in borderland communities? This preliminary research examines these issues in the context of the border town of Nogales, which straddles the Arizona-Sonora border.

Everyone welcome!