Marcel Brousseau studies cultural techniques in the Americas with an emphasis on the literature, cartography, and media of the U.S./Mexican borderlands and the Indigenous west. He focuses on technologies and narratives of mapping and institutional memory, and analyzes land inscription, infrastructural development, transcultural networks, and migratory flows. His interdisciplinary work incorporates comparative literature, digital humanities, geography, history, Chican@ studies, and Indigenous studies. He defended his dissertation in Spring 2015: "Over the Line: Critical Media Technologies of the Trans-American Hyperborder." Since fall 2015 Marcel has been the Carlos E. Castañeda Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) at the University of Texas at Austin. He is teaching a course on Mexican American Literature and Culture. He is currently developing his dissertation into a book project, and designing a "moralized cartography" for Óscar Martínez' migration narrative The Beast.