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Join CLLAS and ASE Commons for a discussion with Dr. Michelle Téllez about her new book, Border Women and the Community of Maclovio Rojas: Autonomy in the Spaces of Neoliberal Neglect. In this ethnography, Téllez examines state neglect of the U.S./Mexico border region by learning from the community and women-led social movement of Maclovio Rojas situated near Tijuana, Baja California. She demonstrates how women have challenged notions of nation and belonging, contested and invoked citizenship for recognition of land rights, and transformed traditional political roles while forming their own political subjectivity as Maclovianas. 

Dr. Téllez is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mexican American Studies at the University of Arizona. Her public and academic scholarship focuses on transnational community formations, mothering, and gendered migration along the U.S./Mexico borderlands. Check out her work at www.michelletellez.com.

We at CLLAS are excited and grateful to be in community with the following cosponsors and thank them for their support of Dr. Téllez's work and visit to USC: 

Department of American Studies and Ethnicity Commons 

Latinx Geographies Research Cluster 

Center for Feminist Research 

Levan Institute for the Humanities 

Equity Research Institute 

Consortium for Gender, Sexuality, Race and Public Culture

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