Spring Symposium – “Borders: What’s Up with That?” Apr 15

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The Mellon Initiative in Comparative Border Studies

Symposium

"Borders: What’s Up With That?" Displacements, Belongings, Rights

Friday, April 15, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm

Putah Creek Lodge, UC Davis

Keynote talks:

Nicholas De Genova, Chair, Spatial Politics Research Group, King’s College, London:

“Theorizing the "Crisis" of Borders and Migration”

Sherene Razack, Distinguished Professor in Critical Race, Gender and Citizenship studies in Education,

University of Toronto:

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"A Sight/site We Cannot Bear: The Eviction from Public Space of Women Wearing the Niqab"

Featuring presentations by:

Shahzad Bashir, Lysbeth Warren Anderson Professor in Islamic Studies, Department of Religious Studies, Stanford
Lorgia García Peña, Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of History and Literature, Harvard
Kim Rygiel, Associate Professor, Political Science, Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada
Magid Shihade, Assistant Professor, Abu-Lughod Institute of International Studies, Birzeit University, Palestine
Randall Williams, Independent Researcher/International Transport Workers’ Federation, London

Please feel free to bring a brown bag lunch. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact smaira or rmirwin.

For details about the event, see: http://borderstudies.ucdavis.edu/
See: https://www.facebook.com/mellonborderstudies

April 15 poster.pdf