The neither-here-nor-there-ness of nepantla describes a state of being in the middle that has been shaped into a valuable methodological tool. Contemporary scholars of Latin American and Latinx cultural studies work within, around, and through this conceptual framework as they analyze transnational, pansexual, and interdisciplinary material, cultural, visual, and performative artifacts. This particular type of border thinking provokes challenging questions, stoking intellectual debate that is essential to advancing the field. If nepantla is “that uncertain terrain one crosses when moving from one place to another,” to use Gloria Anzaldúa’s words, then it is from this groundwork that we can begin considering the contents of the second issue of Latin American and...

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