The hyperconnection, de-escalation and acceleration of social life that characterise globalisation mean that the concepts of territory, border and belonging to the political community are remarkable. While capital, business and tourism are becoming increasingly transnational, in the era of globalisation, walls, fences and restrictive migration policies are proliferating, putting migrants in a particularly vulnerable situation. The perspective of intersectionality makes it possible to identify both the situations of particular vulnerability of migrants — at the intersection of multiple generalised and racialised structures of migration — and the interconnection between the various factors that define the situations of power and privilege in a dynamic manner. Putting the focus on the negotiation of identity in migration processes from this perspective makes it possible to see a space for redefining resilience and the individual agency. This article argues that the preliminary position of ‘living between borders’ can create fertile ground for rethinking the basic concepts of social organisation, abandoning outdated concepts. This article has been developed in the context of the projects ‘Human rights at the intersection of gender and migration’ (RYC-2017-23010) and ‘The subjective dimension of citizenship: conceptions, legal practice and individual strategies in Italy and Spain’ (PID2019-104 706 GB-I00) of which the author is IP. In addition, it is a contribution to the project “Frontiers, Democracy and Global Justice” (PGC2018-093656-B-I00), of which the author is a member of its team.