Fourth Annual 2019 International Conference on Border Studies: Global Borders: Resistance & Resilience

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Fourth International Conference of Border Studies
October 24th, 2019- Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico
October 25th, 2019- Edinburg, Texas, United States
Registration Deadline: October 2019

 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.

Submit proposals here

The proximity to the border of our locations in Mexico and the US is a special opportunity for 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.

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 - Home

 


To view The Fourth Annual International Border Studies Conference Program, click here.


 



Pre-Registration

  • Conference Fees

    General Participants - $85
    Mexican Participants - $50
    Graduate Students - $35

  • 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

  • Panel 1: Literary and Musical Borders

    Moderator: Amy Cummins

    Savages and Public Women: Representations of Violent Euphemisms in Chicanx Drama of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands. Laura Belmonte, University of New Mexico.

    Representations of Alternative Migrations in Contemporary Young Adult Literature. Amy Cummins, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

    Literary Representations of Migrant Death at the US-Mexico Border. Caroline Tracey, University of California, Berkeley.

    Sonidos de dos Hermanos: Análisis de las principales corrientes musicales en Las diferentes zonas fronterizas entre México y Estados Unidos.  Mtro. Fernando Alexis Meza Méndez, Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas.

  • Panel 2: Documenting, Mapping, and Delving Borderlands’ Resistance and Resilience

    Moderator: Sylvia Fernández

    Borderlands Archives Cartography: Mapping U.S.-Mexico Newspapers from 1808 to 1930. Maira Álvarez, University of Houston.

    Torn Apart / Separados: Documenting the US Immigration's Detention Mechanism. Sylvia Fernández, University of Houston.

    United Fronteras: Delving in the Borderlands Digital and Cultural Record. Annette Zapata, University of Houston, and Verónica Romero, University of Houston.

  • Panel 3: Intimate Borders

    Moderator: Lupe A. Flores

    Temporarily Family: Borders and Ethno-Kinship Migration in South Korea. Sohoon Yi, Kyungpook National University.

    "Since I had the passage to help, why not?": Women in Migrant Smuggling at the Texas-Tamaulipas Border. Lupe A. Flores, Rice University.

    Saberes Curativos and the Education of Place. Silvia Patricia Solis, University of Utah.

    Las opciones de los migrantes deportados que llegan a una frontera TamaulipecaDra. Jacqueline Alejandra Ramos García, Universidad Autónoma De Tamaulipas.

  • Roundtable: Tuberculosis on the Border: Challenges and Solutions to Prevention and Management

    Moderator: Blanca I. Restrepo

    Roundtable Participants: Otto Bonetta, M.D., MPH, DSHS, Melissa Davies, RN, BSN, MS, Texas Department of State and Health Services, Eder Ledezma-Campos, M.D. Director of Mycobacteriosis, Secretaria de Salud de Tamaulipas, Horacio Ramirez-Oropesa, M.D., Clinical Leader of the State Committee for Drug Resistance in TB.

  • Panel 4: Re-thinking Borders through History, Politics, and Globalization

    Moderator: Sylvia Gonzalez Gorman

    La Frontera México-Estados Unidos: Una aproximación a su abordaje histórico y teórico. Profr. Oshiel Martínez Chapa and Profr. Jorge Eduardo Salazar Castillo, 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. Dr. Enoc Alejandro García Rivera, CONACYT- Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas.

    Alteridades de la identidad nacional como efecto de la globalización. Dr. Hector Manuel Capello Garcia. Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas.

    Political Implications of Bi-National Trade and Immigration Between the U.S. and Mexico: Does the ‘Wall’ Matter? Sylvia Gonzalez Gorman, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

  • Moderator: Leanne Purdum

    Roundtable Participants: Leanne Purdum, University of Georgia, Nate Roter, University of Chicago, Katy Murdza, Middlebury Institute of International Studies.

  • Panel 5: Narratives of Belonging

    Moderator: Deanna Del Vecchio

    Borders, Territories, and Citizenship: Experience of the Sixth Schedule Areas. Lalpekhlui, Tata Institute of Social Sciences.

    Citizenship vs nationalism Dilemma in the South of the Red Sea (border disputable region) and the Impact of Modernization and Sedentarization on the Beja Livelihood System.  Ohoud Wafi, L'université Paris Diderot.

    Border Imaginaries: A Journey Along the Route of the Real and Imagined Texas-Mexico Wall.  Deanna Del Vecchio, University of Toronto.

    Global Borders and the paradox of African Migration. Samuel Orovwuje, Founder and National Coordinator of the Humanitarian Care for Displaced persons in Nigeria.

    The Ecological Impact of Border Walls: Why Do We Need Posthuman Conversations in Border Studies. Umut Ozguc, The University of New South Wales, Canberra.
  • Panel 6: Gendered Resilience at the Border

    Moderator: Federica Bono

    Smuggling and Solidarity: the Case of Las Matuteras in the Gibraltar/Spain Border Region. Federica Bono, Old Dominion University.

    Voces y tropos en el cine documental sobre el cierre de la verja de Gibraltar. Alonso Varo Varo, Christopher Newport University.

    Prácticas laborales y autonomía femenina en Mujer alabastrina (1998) de Víctor Bartoli. Perla Abrego, University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

    Haunting in Trump’s America: Border Specters in ire’ne lara silva’s Cuicacalli. Lauren Reynolds, Christopher Newport University.

    Trafficking borders: Control and Subversions. Ayushman Bhagat, Durham University.





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



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