#NoBanNoWall: Borderlands Testimonios of a Chicano and a Falestinia for an education of love

Deena Khalil, Cristóbal Rodriguez

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In a trumping era, White nationalism has taken center political stage in the White House and Congressional leadership, infiltrating hatred and fear in community and school spaces. Thus, there is a need for a new kind of education, one that uses Anzaldúa’s Borderlands consciousness as an approach to practicing hooks’ love ethic. This work examines the possibilities this new education philosophy may have through the testimonios of two Borderlands scholars who teach, research, and serve with an ethic of love. By utilizing their Borderlands consciousness and identities, the authors aim to highlight how such an educational approach can enable scholars and leaders to bridge spaces so one does not exist on one side or the other, but on all sides in order to move ourselves and other individuals with collective histories of oppression towards a more socially just space ruled by an ethic of love.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1019-1026
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education
Issue number10
StatePublished - Nov 26 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Borderlands consciousness
  • education philosophy
  • love ethic
  • testimonios

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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