Carlos Alonso Nugent

Carlos Alonso Nugent works at the intersections of English, Latinx studies, and the environmental humanities. He has published articles in American Literature and ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, and he is writing a book about the “imagined environments” that have shaped the US-Mexico borderlands. In 2020-21, he is participating in the Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities at Stanford University, and in 2021-22, he is joining the faculty of Vanderbilt University.


Modernist Institutions, Modern Infrastructures, and the Making of the US-Mexico Borderlands

In 1927, Ansel Adams, Albert Bender, and Bertha Damon drove through the US-Mexico borderlands. While Bender was already a prominent patron of the arts, and while Damon was already an established environmental writer, Adams was at a creative crossroads.