The 'Southern Border,’ examines how histories and geographies of the US southern border and how geographies have influenced migration, urbanization, activism, and racial and ethnic identity formation within the U.S. and countries along the southern border including Mexico, Haiti, Cuba, Guatemala, and El Salvador. The class also analyzes how the border affects the classroom and what education practices and policies can help foster a more inclusive and diverse learning environment.
Diana Negrín da Silva is a native of Guadalajara, Jalisco, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Negrín received her doctorate from the Department of Geography at the University of California, Berkeley and serves as the President of the Board of Directors for the Wixárika Research Center, a non-profit organization that supports the study and defense of Wixárika culture and territory. Her research examines the production of racial discourses and practices in Mexico and the Western Hemisphere more widely and builds on debates concerning migration, identity formation, urbanization, activism, and the construction of place.