Borderlands Lecture Series

Creating Community at a Global Crossroads

Professor Maria Montoya will offer a bird's-eye view of the southern Colorado landscape to talk about how the concept of "borderlands," or la frontera, has shaped the community in this region. Using examples from the Spanish entrada, the 19th-century fur trade, and the migration of workers to the Colorado Fuel & Iron industrial empire, she'll discuss the complex reasons why people have been drawn to this region and why they stay to make their homes.