CALL FOR PROPOSALS
October 28, 2020 - Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico
October 29-30, 2020 - Edinburg, Texas, United States
May 15, 2020
Direct Questions to:
Dr. Caroline Miles, firstname.lastname@example.org
The theme of the Fifth Annual International Conference on Border Studies is “Everyday
Borders.” With this theme, the organizers seek to generate a space for conversations
and exchanges among researchers, teachers, and activists in Border Studies.
We solicit proposals that contribute to the new and critical thinking on borders as
ubiquitous social constructions that create, regulate, and enforce divisions and
exclusions. The conference theme, Everyday Borders, implies that borders exist
beyond physical walls, geographical demarcations, and state-controlled borders and
affect the identities and lives of all human beings and every community of today. We
seek to move away from analyzing state policies and state-defined security and instead
to foreground the agency, the human security, and the social movements of migrants
and communities. We invite papers that look into models of everyday hospitality,
integration, and local /transnational community movements.
The organizers welcome proposals from all disciplines. Those proposals with
interdisciplinary, critical, and global approaches will be privileged. Panels are preferred.