Reading with Melissa Castillo Planas: A Mexican State of Mind: New York City and the New Borderlands of Culture
This book explores the cultural and creative lives of the largely young undocumented Mexican population in New York City since September 11, 2001.
Inspired by a dialogue between the landmark works of Paul Gilroy and Gloria Anzaldúa, it develops a new analytic framework - the Atlantic Borderlands - which bridges Mexican diasporic experiences in New York City and the black diaspora: not as a comparison, but in recognition that colonialism, interracial, and interethnic contact through trade, migration, and slavery are connected via capitalist economies and technological developments.
Melissa Castillo Planas is Assistant Professor in Lehman College’s English Department.
- Wednesday, March 25, 2020
- 2:00pm - 3:00pm