Ila Sheren

Associate Professor of Art History & Archaeology

I consider questions of ethnicity, particularly Latinx identity and alliances across the Global South, in terms of borders and border methodologies. My most recent project involved taking a decolonial lens on contemporary eco art, particularly the differential experiences of climate change across marginalized populations. Prior to this, I published the book Portable Borders: Performance Art and Politics on the U.S. Frontera since 1984, that applied post colonial theories, such as “border thinking” to performance and embodied art of the southern U.S. border.

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