Center for Imagination in the Borderlands

The Center for Imagination in the Borderlands is the brainchild of MacArthur Fellow Natalie Diaz, who aims to spark inquiry, action and reimagine what America’s borderlands can be. The center launched on Jan. 23 with readings, performances and discussion, hosted by Diaz, who is also an associate professor in the Department of English at ASU.  

“Arizona is a crucible for the many questions we find ourselves asking locally, nationally and throughout the world,” she said. “Arizona and ASU are unique spaces with incredible capacities to broaden these conversations because Arizona is a place of tension that necessitates the kind of thought capable of influencing and catalyzing the futures we believe we deserve. At ASU in particular, we understand that our future is now.”

The Center for Imagination in the Borderlands is part of the humanities division of The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University.