The Mellon Initiative in Comparative Border Studies “Mobility, Militarization, Containment”


The Mellon Initiative in Comparative Border Studies presents a week of events introducing our second year themes: “Mobility, Militarization, Containment” (

We’ve planned three events this fall as follows:

The Armed Border: Gender, Sexuality, Biopolitics, Violence
Fri. Oct. 2812:00-12:00, Student Community Center, Multipurpose Room
with Mona Bhan (DePauw U) and Sayak Valencia (Colegio de la Frontera Norte)
(optional readings available at

Borders, (Im)mobility, Youth: Photo-Testimonies of Youth from Knight’s Landing
Wed. Nov. 23:00-5:00, 3114 Hart Hall
Presentation by Las Ramonas y Pueblo Unido
Exhibition of photo-testimonies, Chicana/o Studies Department, 2nd floor corridor, Hart Hall

On Containment and Coyotaje: Critical Approaches to Human Smuggling
Thurs. Nov. 310:00-12:00, 126 Voorhies
with Gabriela Sánchez (UT El Paso), Luigi Achilli (European U Inst., Florencia)
(optional readings available at

See attached poster for details.

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