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Special Issue Launch: Borderland Regimes and Resistance in Global Perspective

May 7, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm  |  Virtual Event


This roundtable celebrates the launch of the Critical Ethnic Studies special issue “Borderland Regimes and Resistance in Global Perspective.” Taking up sites that range from US/Mexico, to the Mediterranean, to Palestine/Israel, and beyond, the special issue’s contributors move past superficial comparisons and think through the circulation of technologies, expertise, policing, and surveillance alongside the circulation of anti-colonial strategies via transnational social movements. By bridging conversations that are typically kept in separate academic silos — for example, critical refugee studies, Asian American studies, Black studies, Native studies, Middle East studies, European critical migration studies, comparative colonial studies — this collaboration has generated rigorous and empirically grounded investigations of borders that respond to the urgent challenges of our current moment as they relate to questions of migration and displacement.



  • Josen Diaz (University of San Diego)
  • Ivan Char-Lopez (UT Austin)
  • Loubna Qutami (UCLA)
  • Jennifer Mogannam (UC Davis)
  • Leslie Quintanilla (SF State)
  • Emily Hue (UC Riverside)
  • Davorn Sisavath (Fresno State)
  • Nick Mitchell (UCSC)

Presented by The Humanities Institute’s Border Regimes and Resistance in Global Perspective Cluster


May 7, 2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm