Cecilia Ballí on our Changing Borderlands
Today's West Texas Talk is a rebroadcast of a conversation with Cecilia Ballí, a journalist and cultural anthropologist. Ballí has reported on borderland culture for years, and she was formerly a Lannan Foundation writer-in-residence in Marfa.
A long-form narrative journalist, Ballí has contributed to Harper's and Texas Monthly. She holds a PhD in anthropology and taught as a faculty member for six years in UT-Austin's anthropology department. Currently, she's working on a book about the physical border fence.
In 2015, Ballí was awarded a 2015 Jessie H. Jones Dobie Paisano Writing Fellowship.