Dr. Robert Andolina has recently released a book chapter
March 29, 2021
Robert Andolina, PhD, recently released a book chapter: “Argentina’s Enigmatic Wall on the Paraguayan Border,” in Andréanne Bissonnette and Élisabeth Vallet, Eds., Borders and Border Walls: In-Security, Symbolism, Vulnerabilities. This book addresses the recent evolution of borderlines around the world as an attempt to control transnational movements with a view to securitization of borders rooted in the need to control mobility and preserve national identities. It explores two main issues: how international borders have become enforced lines of demarcation and division, reinforcing national identity and impacting national and regional dynamics; and the material and immaterial, discursive and concrete expressions of borders and the impacts of the transformation of bodies into threat to be monitored, as daily lives become sites of border enforcement.
Dr. Andolina is an Associate Professor in the International Studies program. He teaches several classes in the INST program, including Introduction to International Studies, International Studies Honors Seminar, US-Latin American Relations and Latin American Politics.