Fifth Annual 2020 International Conference on Border Studies: Everday Borders **CANCELED**

US-Mexico
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UTRGV-BRVL
UTRGV-Edbg

BSC2018-Sponsors

Fifth International Conference of Border Studies
has been canceled due to Covid-19. We hope to see everyone in 2021

 View Call for Proposals

Professors, researchers, students, and the general public interested in Border Studies topics are invited to participate in this conference.

Our goal is to generate a space for the exchange of research and socialization among those interested in issues related to global borders around the world.

We encourage papers that consider any global border as well as theoretical papers on the ideology of borders more generally and how borders and borderlands help us understand broader global issues.

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The proximity to the border of our locations in Mexico and the US is a special opportunity fclass="button orange"or scholars and researchers from the US and Mexico to collaborate in a unique geographic region on the important and timely issues related to borders. We aim to encourage working together across borders to find solutions to some of the most important economic, social, and ecological problems we face today.

Feel free to call me at (956) 457-3083 if you need a bit more guidance.

We regret, however, that the conference organizers, and UTRGV, must strongly advise against travel to Matamoros since currently Matamoros is under a level 4 U.S. State Department warning and there has been a recent increase in fighting among the drug cartels. 

Please direct all questions to Caroline Miles at caroline.miles@utrgv.edu or call (956) 457-3083

Students attending this conference also have the opportunity to:  Request Support

 


The Fifth Annual International Border Studies Conference Program will be announced soon.


 



Pre-Registration

  • Conference Fees

    Pre-registration before October 1st:

    Faculty  - $125
    Faculty from Institutions in Mexico - $60
    Graduate Students - $50
    Undergraduate Students - $25

    After October 1st:

    Faculty - $150
    Graduate Student - $50
    Undergraduate students - $30
  • Portal for Pre-Registration

    The portal to pay pre-registration fees online can be accessed by clicking here

    For help navigating through the pay portal please review the First-Time User Guide.




Panel Sessions & Roundtable Discussions

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Conference Schedule
  • October 24, 2019 - Residencial Inn & Suites (Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico)

    9:00 am Inauguración
    9:30-10:20 am

    Dr. Rodolfo Cruz Piñeiro | Colegio de la Frontera Norte de Tijuana

    Las fronteras como un espacio de control y dinamismo: nuevos escenarios de la migración en México.

    10:40-11:00 am

    Mtro. Fernando Alexis Meza Méndez | Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas

    Sonidos de dos Hermanos: Análisis de las principales corrientes musicales en Las diferentes zonas fronterizas entre
    México y Estados Unidos.

    11:00-11:20 am Receso
    11:20-11:40 am

    Profr. Oshiel Martínez Chapa & Profr. Jorge Eduardo Salazar Castillo | Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas

    La Frontera México-Estados Unidos: Una aproximación a su abordaje histórico y teórico.

    11:40-12:00 pm

    Dr. Enoc Alejandro García Rivera | CONACYT-Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas

    Fuentes fijas emisoras de compuestos orgánicos volátiles en la frontera de México y Estados Unidos. Su atención pública
    desde los gobiernos locales fronterizos.

    12:00-12:20 pm

    Dr. Héctor Manuel Capello García | Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas

    Alteridades de la identidad nacional como efecto de la globalización.

    12:20-12:40 pm

    Dra. Fabiola Manyari López Bracamonte | El Colegio de la Frontera Sur de México

    Resiliencia comunitaria del pueblo maya-chuj tras la violencia y desplazamiento de 1980.

  • October 25, 2019 - The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (Edinburg, Texas)

    7:30 am Breakfast & Conference Registration
    8:10-8:20 am Opening Remarks
    Dr. Dennis Hart, Associate Vice President
    Office of Global Engagement
    8:30-10:00 am Panels 1 & 2
    10:00-10:10 am Break
    10:10-11:15 am

    Keynote Speaker:
    “What Does it Mean to Resist Borders”
    Dr. Maurice Stierl, Leverhulme Fellow
    University of Warwick

    11:15-11:25 am Break
    11:25-12:55 pm Panel 3 & Roundtable
    1:00-2:00 pm

    Lunch
    Dr. Parwinder Grewal, Executive Vice President
    Division of Research, Graduate Studies & New Program Development


    Art Exhibit: Borderlands Art Pedagogy in the Rio Grande Valley
    Christen Sperry-Garcia, Lilia Cabrera, Brian Dick, Camilo Garza,
    Alyssa Rangel, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

    2:00-3:00 pm Plenary Talk:
    “The Right to Host/Right to Remain: Sanctuary and refugee Solidarity”
    Dr. Sunaina Maira
    UC Davis, Comparative Border Studies Program
    3:00-3:10 pm Break
    3:10-4:40 pm Panel 4 & Roundtable
    4:40-4:45 pm Break
    4:45-6:15 pm Panels 5 & 6
    6:15-7:30 pm

    Reception
    Dr. Patricia M. Alvarez McHatton, Executive Vice President
    Division of Academic Affairs


    Closing Remarks
    Dr. Caroline Miles, Office of Global Engagement Border Studies Coordinator



AIRPORT

  • McAllen International Airport (MFE)
    • McAllen International Airport is the closest airport to the conference location.

A shuttle will be available to the conference hotel that is listed below. 


CONFERENCE HOTEL - $96 PER NIGHT 

Use the following link to access the Conference Rate Booking Portal: 
Group Booking Link Holiday Inn Express Edinburg - UTRGV Border Studies Conference

Please contact the Hotel Reservation Representative for questions regarding booking:

John Rodriguez

Cell: (832) 549-5901

John.Rodriguez@elev8hotelmanagement.com


General Location - Edinburg Campus

Campus Map - Edinburg