Borderlands Webinars

This semester, the Borderlands Institute is hosting a webinar series “Responsibility and Immigration–Briefs” that is designed to addresses pressing issues of the day—including racism and xenophobia, child migration, gender and sexuality, and climate-driven migration along the U.S./Mexico borderlands.

The Webinars are free, and registration is required. A suggested reading chosen by the presenters will be available prior to each presentation to provide added background on the respective topic.

Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Displacement, and Borders

Todd Miller

Independent Journalist

November 11, 2021 (11:00-12:00pm CST)

Todd Miller has researched and written about border issues for more than 15 years, the last eight as an independent journalist and writer. He resides in Tucson, Arizona, but also has spent many years living and working in Oaxaca, Mexico. His work has appeared in the New York Times, TomDispatch, The Nation, San Francisco Chronicle, In These Times, Guernica, and Al Jazeera English, among other places.

Miller has authored four books: Build Bridges, Not Walls: A Journey to a World Without Borders (City Lights, 2021)  Empire of Borders: The Expansion of the U.S. Border Around the World (Verso, 2019),  Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security (City Lights, 2017), and Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security (City Lights, 2014).



Justice as Responsibility: Migration, History, and Ethics

Tisha M. Rajendra

Associate Professor Department of Theology, Loyola University Chicago

December 2, 2021 (11:00-12:00pm CST) 

Tisha M. Rajendra is Associate Professor of Christian Ethics at Loyola University Chicago. She is the author of Migrants and Citizens: Justice as Responsibility in the Ethics of Immigration (Eerdmans, 2017) and has published in the Journal for the Society of Christian EthicsEthical Theory and Moral Practice and Political Theology. Her research areas include the ethics of migration, solidarity, virtue ethics, and philosophical and theological theories of justice. She is currently working on her second book, a volume on solidarity as practiced by fragmented selves in contexts of injustice.

Previous Webinars

Race, Migration, and Xenophobia
Natsu Taylor Saito
Regents Professor, Georgia State University College of Law


Children Criss-Crossing Borders in the Americas
Irasema Coronado
Director & Professor, School of Transborder Studies, Arizona State University



Genders, Sexualities, and Migrations: Current Debates and Possible Futures
Eithne Luibhéid
Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Arizona



The Borderlands Institute is funded by the Henry Luce Foundation for Theology.