October 26, 2021
The University of Arizona Press is thrilled to announce BorderVisions, a new series centering and celebrating topics reflecting both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border edited by Vanessa Fonseca-Chávez and Yvette J. Saavedra.
BorderVisions engages the U.S.-Mexico borderlands’ dynamic histories and cultures and expands our understanding of the borderlands beyond a site of geopolitical inquiry. The series conceptualizes borderlands as both a place and a methodology and addresses the constraints of traditional fields challenging authors to think creatively and critically about the expansive frameworks and possibilities of borderlands studies. This series will deepen our understanding of the ways in which gender, class, race, sexuality, and other intersectional concerns are reflected in humanities and humanistic social science borderlands scholarship.
The University of Arizona Press, founded in 1959, is the premier publisher of academic, regional, and literary works in the state of Arizona. Headquartered 70 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border, the Press centers a variety of borderlands voices through scholarly and literary titles.
Series editors Fonseca-Chávez and Saavedra seek to foster an intellectual space that envisions and manifests the multitude of perspectives for understanding the borderlands through interdisciplinary humanities and humanistic social sciences scholarship. They are especially interested in books that address the complexities and richness of borderlands experiences at different historical, cultural, and socio-political moments.
Fonseca-Chávez, Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and associate professor at Arizona State University, is the author of Colonial Legacies Colonial Legacies in Chicana/o Literature and Culture: Looking Through the Kaleidoscope, published by the University of Arizona Press. Saavedra, assistant professor in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Oregon, is the author of Pasadena Before the Roses: Race, Identity, and Land Use in Southern California, 1771–1890.