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Border Tech, Embodiment, and Gender

March 12 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm  |  Namaste Lounge – College 9


Join the UCSC Feminist Studies Department for the Border Tech Event: a roundtable conversation on Border Tech, Embodiment, and Gender with Diana J. Montaño (Washington University in St Louis), Irina Córdoba Ramírez (Universidad Nacional Autonoma of Mexico), and Iván Chaar López (University of Texas at Austin), moderated by USCC Professor Felicity Amaya Schaeffer. These three authors will give lightning talks on their recently published/forthcoming books. Lunch will be served following the event.

Iván Chaar López’  forthcoming book, The Cybernetic Border: Drones, Technology, and Intrusion shows how U.S. borders, since the 1970s, are more than walls or fences; they are regimes of datafication and racialization.
Irina Córdoba Ramírez’ book, Desarrollo agrícola y acuerdo políticos en el norte de México: Los centros de contratación de programa bracero, 1947-1964, considers how agricultural development in Northern Mexico affected internal migratory flows of Mexican actors before the Bracero Program shaped Mexico-U.S. migratory relations.
Diana J. Montaño’s book, Electrifying Mexico: Technology and the Transformation of a Modern City (2023) explores the role of electricity in Mexico’s economic and political evolution, especially investigating how inventions and adaptations served local needs while fostering new ideas of time and space, body and self, the national and the foreign.

This event is sponsored by the UCSC Peggy and Jack Baskin Endowed Chair in Feminist Studies, the Feminist Studies Department, the Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Department, UC Santa Cruz, Universidad Nacional Autonoma of Mexico Instituto de Investigaciones Historicas, and The University of Texas at Austin Department of American Studies.



March 12
11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Namaste Lounge – College 9
Namaste Lounge
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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