The border subject inhabits the borderland or comes into being while crossing the border. There are many names and categories by which the border subject may be refered to: the hybrid, the creolized, the GrenzgängerIn ("border walker" i.e. someone who purposefully lives on the edge), the GrenzverletzerIn ("border wounder" i.e. somebody who transgresses the border), the interpreter, the go-between.
The border subject is emotionally and socially ambivalent, both subject to trauma and in a position to attain insight and cultural capital by living on the border.
Since all people in some way negotiate borders, especially in a world where national and cultural borders are to a great degree folded into domestic and urban spaces, all of us may in some sense be border subjects.