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Roberto D. Hernández Reading
Dec 3 2018 - 1:00pm

Join us on Monday, December 3 at 1 pm in the Chicana/o Collection, 1st floor Love Library for a reading by Roberto D. Hernández from his book Coloniality of the U-S///Mexico Border: Power, Violence, and the Decolonial Imperative.

Based on more than twenty years of border activism in San Diego–Tijuana and El Paso–Ciudad Juárez, this book is an interdisciplinary examination that considers the 1984 McDonald’s massacre, Minutemen vigilantism, border urbanism, the ongoing murder of women in Ciudad Juárez, and anti-border music. Hernández’s approach is at once historical, ethnographic, and theoretically driven, yet it is grounded in analyses and debates that cut across political theory, border studies, and cultural studies. The volume concludes with a theoretical discussion of the future of violence at—and because of—­national territorial borders, offering a call for epistemic and cartographic disobedience.

Book signing to follow, with books available for purchase.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Chicana/o Studies and the Library.
Roberto Hernandez talk