Thün, Velikov Op-ed on Rio Grande, Texas and Mexican Border Featured in A|N

Associate Professors Geoffrey Thün and Kathy Velikov co-wrote an op-ed that appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of The Architect’s Newspaper (A|N). The piece, entitled “How the Rio Grande came to separate the U.S. and Mexico,” focuses on the historical importance of the Rio Grande as a geopolitical tool as well as its role as an essential and contested natural resource for American and Mexican citizens. Their op-ed is part of a series about architecture in Texas. To read the article, visit