Cross-Border Citizens: Poverty and Inequality in Border Regions
Border zones can be sites of civic and artistic creativity from which new and more inclusive imaginaries of regional co-existence can emerge.
Join Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman, professors at University of California, San Diego and founders of the UCSD/Blum Cross-Border Initiative for a talk exploring the idea of a “cross-border citizen” whose sense of belonging is oriented by the shifting challenges, opportunities, interests and aspirations negotiated among diverse people who share contested space.
- Teddy Cruz is a professor of Public Culture and Urbanization in the department of Visual Arts at UC San Diego.
- Fonna Forman is a professor of Political Theory and Founding director of the Center on Global Justice at UC San Diego.
- Their work emphasizes urban conflict and informality as sites of intervention for rethinking public policy and civic infrastructure, with a special emphasis on Latin American Cities.
- This event is co-sponsored by UC Davis Global Affairs, the Blum Center for Developing Economies, the Mellon Initiative in Comparative Border Studies at UC Davis, and the Manetti Shrem Museum.