Cross-Border Citizens: Poverty and Inequality in Border Regions

Courtesy of Fonna Forman + Teddy Cruz, UCSD/Blum Cross-Border Initiative

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Manetti Shrem Museum

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. 

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